All 4 boss to leave Channel 4

All 4 head Richard Davidson-Houston is to leave Channel 4 after 12 years.

Davidson-Houston oversaw the transformation from the largely catch-up focused 4oD into All 4 in 2015. During that time, All 4 saw a period of record growth in digital viewing and digital revenues.

All 4 is now available on more than 20 platforms in the UK and has over 20 million registered users, including over two-thirds of all 16-34 year olds in the UK

Davidson-Houston joined Channel 4 in 2007, and was appointed head of Channel 4 Online in 2010.

Prior to his time at Channel 4, Davidson-Houston worked as an internet business consultant and a founder before joining Microsoft in 2002, where he became UK business manager for Messenger, Hotmail and MSN.

Davidson-Houston said: “It’s time to get stuck in to something new. Channel 4 has been part of my life for a long time. I’m happy that I’m leaving All 4 in good shape and wish my colleagues all the best for the future”.

Ian Katz, director of programmes at Channel 4 said: “Richard has played the pivotal role in building All 4 into a hugely successful on demand service that punches well above its weight. He has been a key figure in shaping the channel’s response to the digital challenge and will be much missed.”


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