Anthony Rose started at the BBC as the new head of iPlayer three months before it was due to debut, and despite the years of work and the (rumoured) double-digit millions of pounds that had been spent on it's development, it was nowhere near ready. The world was becoming digital, and streaming technology was moving faster and faster - the then 84 year old BBC needed the streaming service and soon. Within the 3 months, Anthony repeatedly revised and improved iPlayer, focussing on UX and accessibility, and saw it through it's successful launch.
Anthony stayed as Chief Technical Offier of BBC iPlayer until 2010, during which his team grew from 65 people to more than 250, and iPlayer won a Bafta Award for Innovation. Recent figures show that iPlayer streams an average of 272 million programmes per month, which is around 3.3billion per year. The BBC's audience are steadily watching less and less live TV, showing just how important the successful launch of the iPlayer platform was.
In 2015 Anthony founded 6Tribes, a world of communities based on shared interests. 6Tribes was acquired less than a year later. Previously, Anthony co-founded Beamly, a social and content network for television, which was acquired by Coty in 2015.
Seedlegals is Anthony's latest venture, which he co-founded 3 years ago. It is a revolutionary new legaltech platform that lets startups and investors complete the legals needed to build, grow and fund their business, at a fraction of the cost of using a law firm.
Broadcast Magazine's Individual Achievement Award, 2009
ITVT All-star award for Leadership, 2012
Digital Innovation award from the Digital TV Euro50 Awards, 2013