Humax UK sales director Rob Peacock has bee appointed to the UK Digital Television Group (DTG) council. Peacock replaces Graham North as Humax’s representative at the organisation.
Peacock became UK sales director at the set-top box and TV technology company at the beginning of the month, raking on responsibility for UK retail sales and marketing.
His predecessor, North, left the company at the same time following a period of ill-health.
The DTG enables collaboration to innovate in digital media in the UK and underpins free-to-air digital platforms Freeview, Freesat and YouView. It also supports the technology development of the TV platforms of Sky and Virgin Media as well as YouView members BT and TalkTalk.
Peacock said: “It is a great honour to be asked to join The DTG Council at such a momentous time for television in the UK and across the world. I am looking forward to contributing to help shape the exciting and changing future of television alongside the diverse panel of industry experts. My focus at Humax is to drive business forward into new emerging market segments with smart products and improved customer experiences which I feel will be enriched by the developments at The DTG Council.”
Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO of The DTG said: “Rob Peacock brings with him a depth of industry experience which will be invaluable when it comes to innovating and revolutionising the television industry. We are very pleased to welcome Rob to The DTG Council and look forward to his contribution on behalf of Humax alongside our other Council Members including BBC, Sky and Dolby. The DTG Council is in a very strong position to continue the UK’s reputation as the world-leading TV industry.”