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Freesat appoints CTO

UK free-to-view satellite platform Freesat has appointed Nagra’s vice president of product marketing, Matthew Huntington, as chief technology officer.

Hungtinton is due to take up his post on May 1 and will report directly to Freesat MD Emma Scott.

He will also work closely alongside Freesat’s director of product development, Dan Chronnell, who is responsible for delivering Freesat’s product roadmap.

Huntington will be responsible for Freesat’s future technology roadmap, definining tech specifications and delivering new broadcast and on-demand launches for the TV service.

He has more than 18 years experience developing products and services for digital and interactive television and his appointment follows the launch of Freesat’s second-generation <free time> service in September 2012.