Tim Plyming

Tim is an Executive Producer for BBC Television where he oversees history and science output across digital platforms. Tim has been responsible for delivering the digital elements of the BBC’s World War One centenary season including the ground-breaking iWonder publishing platform, WW1 UNCUT – as series of short films made exclusively for BBC iPlayer and 1914 Live an ambitious project with BBC News – retelling the events around assassination of Archduke Ferdinand as if they were happening today.

Prior to this Tim was the first Head of Digital Media & Publishing at the British Museum with overall responsibility for all digital media, publishing, broadcast and image licensing activity as well as being a board member of the British Museum Company. Tim conceived and delivered 'Pompeii Live' - a live international cinema event broadcast from the British Museum with gross sales of over £1m. Tim led the development of the first mobile app to be launched by the British Museum and a major partnership project with the Google Cultural Institute.

In previous roles, Tim worked on the London 2012 Olympic Games where oversaw the BBC’s award winning Digital Olympics program, delivering 3,500 hours of Olympic Games content over digital platforms and project lead for the Olympic Ultra HDTV 8K (Super Hi-Vision) broadcast project; in addition he was also the Editor of the BBC’s Live Sites – a network of 24 outdoor viewing screens in cities across the UK.

Tim was Project Executive for the BBC Electric Proms and before that worked at BBC Radio 2 where he was responsible for launching the first Radio 2 and 6 Music websites. Prior to working at the BBC Tim worked for News International and was responsible for publishing the first internet additions of The Times, Sunday Times, Sun and News of the World.

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