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Channel 4 promotes Orpheus Warr to chief technology officer

Channel 4 has appointed Orpheus Warr to the role of chief technology officer (CTO) to oversee its adoption of emerging channels.

Warr will be responsible for managing on a technical level Channel 4’s broadcast management, distribution and operations.

He leaves his previous role as Channel 4 chief architect and head of technical strategy, now reporting to the broadcaster's director of strategy and technology Keith Underwood.

Underwood said: “Orf’s promotion to CTO is richly deserved. He is an incredible talent who has a very strong track record in developing ground-breaking technical solutions which enable business transformation.

“As CTO, Orf has a central role in Channel 4’s on-going programme of investment in innovation.”

Warr added: “Channel 4 has a proud history of technical innovation, and I am very excited to be taking on this role at a time when there are so many new opportunities to lead the industry from the front.”

Warr, who has been at the company since 2003, will take up the role with immediate effect.

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