Marcus Parnwell

Executive Product Manager, iPlayer

Responsible for defining and delivering the future face of the BBC iPlayer on connected devices, including Smart TVs, games consoles, set-top boxes and from service providers. My role includes an understanding of audience needs and the ability to create a rich, platform-appropriate experience for watching TV and engaging with BBC programmes on TV-connected devices. Product lead on key BBC iPlayer priorities and cross platform features - and managing relationships with key BBC enablers.

I'm responsible for maintaining the BBC’s high editorial and product standards with a range of external partners. These partners include BskyB, Microsoft, BT, Virgin Media, Samsung, Sony and many others.

*Engage 3rd party companies to ensure innovation within BBC iPlayer is achieved in current and future device models
*Key member of BBC delegation to meet senior 3rd party executives in Asia, Europe and US
*Launched and performed in life management of BBC iPlayer on key platforms such as Sky Anytime+, Youview, BT Vision 2, Virgin Tivo, PS3 and Xbox 360
*Lead in developing syndication strategy and B2B feeds to ensure BBC programme prominence within 3rd party discovery portals
*Encouraged innovation within the TV space around areas such as second screen integration and improved control mechanisms
*Contributed to industry panels as speaker and commentator
*Successfully line manage a team of product managers across a range of skils and responsibilities
*Published on BBC Internet blog