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Freesat appoints head of product

Freesat, the UK free to air satellite TV provider, has announced that David Thomas has joined the company as its new head of product.

Thomas has a varied background and extensive experience in the communications and broadcast sector, having held positions with companies like Sky, Cellcast, Endemol and Atlas Mobile.

He joins Freesat from fintech start-up Novastone Media where he was also head of product. Prior to Novastone, Thomas worked as a consultant at mobile web development specialist, Atlas Mobile, as well as working as a product lead at Sky.

Commenting on his appointment, Thomas said: “As a longstanding Freesat customer, I’m excited to be joining the business at such an important time in the company’s journey. There is huge potential for growth in the product offering, as well as many ways in which we can further enhance user experience around existing features. I’ve been extremely impressed by the team.”

Alistair Thom, managing director at Freesat, added, “David’s appointment is key in this crucial year for Freesat. His diverse experience is invaluable as we look to connect with both new and existing customers in a number of innovative and exciting ways.”

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