Phil Fearnley

General Manager News & Knowledge, Future Media

Future Media

Phil has responsibility for defining and delivering the BBC’s online digital services for the London Olympics in 2012. These services will be delivered via desktop, mobile browser, mobile and tablet apps, traditional satellite and cable TV Red Button services, gaming devices, smart TV’s and social spaces.

Phil is also responsible for other BBC online digital services including the BBC Homepage, bbc.co.uk, News, Weather, Sport, Knowledge & Learning, CBBC, CBeebies, Search and World Service products on web, mobile, tablet, Red Button and IPTV.

Phil was Programme Director for the launch of iPlayer, has an MBA from London Business School and is a serial entrepreneur founding and running SmashedAtom (an interactive TV services company), iRights (a digital rights exploitation business) and Huge Entertainment (a digital consultancy). Phil has been a consultant with Coopers & Lybrand and Ernst & Young and was European Director of Stanford Research Institute.