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YouView names new CEO

UK digital TV platform YouView has named Susie Buckridge as its new CEO. She will take up her post in the New Year following the departure of long-serving CEO Richard Halton.

Susie Buckridge

Buckridge was responsible for partnerships and commercial affairs at YouView before rising to become director of product and, more recently, working with Halton and the board to agree a new shareholder agreement. YouView which is backed by the country’s public broadcasters and transmission services provider Arqiva as well as telcos BT and TalkTalk, is used principally as the platform for TV services by the latter two companies.

Prior to joining YouView, Buckridge worked as a consultant at Cap Gemini and Ernst and Young before joining the BBC as head of strategy in future media and then working for the business strategy team.

Simon Duffy, Chairman of YouView said: “We are delighted to announce Susie Buckridge as YouView’s new CEO. We have selected a strong leader who knows the team, the shareholders and the market well and who is stepping up into this significant new role at an exciting moment in YouView’s history.”

Buckridge said: “It is a great privilege to become CEO of such a successful British technology company. Richard Halton’s strong leadership means I will be leading a company at the forefront of the media industry. Our continued mission will be to work with our seven shareholders, harnessing their combined strength in the UK market to bring new TV products and services to consumers.”