Rahul Chakkara

BBC Interactive TV Exec, Rahul Chakkara, Named Director of Online at TalkTalk

UK ISP, TalkTalk , has announced the appointment of Rahul Chakkara to the newly created position of director of online. Chakkara was previously controller of TV platforms for the BBC's Future Media & Technology group (prior to that, he was director of marketing at NDS), in which role he headed up the corporation's red-button interactive TV efforts, played a significant role in the development of the BBC iPlayer catch-up service, and was closely involved in...

BBC Interactive TV Executive, Rahul Chakkara, to Step Down

Rahul Chakkara , the BBC's most senior interactive TV executive and one of the key figures behind the corporation's Project Canvas initiative (note: the latter is a joint over-the-top venture between the BBC, UK commercial broadcaster ITV, and UK incumbent telco BT, which seeks to develop a common standard and interface for the delivery of online catch-up services such as the BBC iPlayer and the ITV player, as well as other Internet-based VOD services, to...