Digital UK

Everyone TV’s Jonathan Thompson warns against algorithm-led TV future

Jonathan Thompson, the CEO of the newly rebranded Everyone TV (fka Digital UK), has warned that British public broadcasters must rise to meet the existential threat posed by global streaming services and their “anonymous algorithm”. Speaking at the Outside The Box 2023 conference in London yesterday, Thompson used his keynote to discuss the “universality” of […]

Digital UK rebrands as Everyone TV and unveils new leadership team

Digital UK, the consortium responsible for running free TV platforms Freeview and Freesat, is changing its name to Everyone TV. Jointly-owned by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, the four partners said the change in name reflects “a revised mandate: to lead the evolution of free, universal, high-quality television, in a way that protects and […]

Digital UK completes exec shakeup with hire of Samsung TV exec as CCO

Digital UK, the operator of Freeview and Freesat, has hired Samsung’s Deep Halder to the newly created role of chief commercial officer. The exec will lead the development of the organisation’s commercial and partnership strategy, with a key focus on consumer electronics and operating systems partners.  Currently part of Samsung’s UK & Ireland TV leadership […]

Freeview Play update brings box sets and genre recommendations

Digital UK-owned Freeview has announced the launch of new content discovery tools on streaming platform Freeview Play. Via a new update to the Explore Freeview Play TV app, users will now be presented with  new recommendation genres, and a new dedicated Box Sets area.  New recommendation genres including Food, Music and Arts, Science & Nature, […]

Digital UK appoints Channel 4 veteran pair as chief product officers

Freeview operator Digital UK has announced the appointment of Sarah Milton and Carl Pfeiffer into the newly created role of chief product officer, on a job-share basis. The pair will be charged with leading product development for Freeview and Freesat, while managing the day-to-day running of TV services.  Milton and Pfeiffer will start the new […]

Digital UK names former C4 CTO as technology chief

Digital UK, the organisation behind UK free-to-view TV platforms Freeview and Freesat, has appointed Orpheus Warr as its chief technology officer, a newly created role for the organisation. Reporting to CEO Jonathan Thompson, the appointment will see Warr take on responsibility for shaping and delivering the technology strategy for the free-to-view platforms. Warr was formerly […]

Digital UK and Freesat come together

Stakeholders the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have completed the process of merging Digital UK and Freesat, the bodies responsible for the UK’s free-to-view digital-terrestrial and digital satellite TV platforms. Digital UK has acquired Freesat from its two shareholders, the BBC and ITV, following the transaction being cleared by the relevant authorities and regulators. The […]

Freeview and Freesat to integrate

Freeview operator Digital UK will integrate with free-to-air satellite platform Freesat. Digital UK, which is run as a joint venture of the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, said that the move will ensure that viewers continue to have access to a range of free-to-view TV services in the UK, while also benefiting from technical innovations […]

Arqiva steps down as shareholder in Freeview

Broadcast network infrastructure provider Arqiva is withdrawing from Freeview operator Digital UK. Announced in an update to shareholder, Arqiva, which has been involved with Freeview since its launch in 2005, will pull out of the company from March 2021. The news follows reports that Arqiva had been reluctant to further invest in HbbTV-based hybrid platform […]

Digital UK announces new hires, creates COO job

Freeview operator Digital UK has announced the appointment of Sarah Milton to the newly created role of chief operating officer.  Milton joins from Channel 4, where she spent 15 years in a range of VOD-related roles, most recently as the head of product for streaming service All 4. She was one of the original team […]

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