Digital UK

Digital UK awards contracts for connected Freeview service

Digital UK has signed contracts for the building and testing of Freeview’s new branded connected TV service. Arqiva has been awarded the contract to provide the metadata system at the heart of the new service, while Digital TV Labs and DTG Testing have signed contracts to test the service. “These agreements are a crucial step […]

Freeview and Digital UK take on YouView with connected TV service

UK DTT platform Freeview is set to launch a new connected TV service, with support from four of the seven backers of existing rival YouView.  The Freeview-branded service will launch in partnership with Digital UK – an organisation owned by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Arqiva – and is designed to make “the best […]

Digital UK stresses DTT value ahead of spectrum shakeup

The UK’s Freeview DTT platform returns almost £80 billion (€97 billion) to the economy and delivers more value per unit of spectrum than mobile broadband, according to a new report by Digital UK.  The not-for-profit organisation claims the research “challenges the view that mobile broadband delivers more value from airwaves than television” as policy makers […]

Digital UK weighs into TV white space debate

Digital UK has put its support behind broadcast regulator Ofcom’s plans to make better use of the ‘white space’ spectrum, but warned that appropriate measures should be taken “to protect terrestrial television services from interference.” In a response to Ofcom’s TV white space consultation, Digital UK’s joint submission – which represents the views of the […]

YouView to expand IP offerings

UK connected TV service YouView has had applications for more than 130 IP channels “which is expects to launch in the next year” according to broadcast organisation Digital UK.  The non-profit, which was set up to assist consumers in the conversion to digital TV and is now focused on EPG issues, made the revelation in a statement […]

Outgoing Digital UK CEO receives knighthood

David Scott, the outgoing CEO of Digital UK – the non-profit organisation formed to help consumers covert to digital TV – has been awarded a knighthood for “services to digital switchover.” The knighthood was bestowed in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and follows the Digital UK-led the implementation of digital TV switchover from 2008-2012. Scott said: […]

Former Channel 4 exec takes Digital UK top job

Former director of strategy for Ofcom and Channel 4, Jonathan Thompson, has been appointed chief executive of Digital UK – the non-profit organisation formed to help consumers covert to digital TV. The hire comes after current Digital UK CEO David Scott said last month that he is stepping down, with Thompson due to take up his […]

Digital UK CEO to step down

Digital UK, the non-profit organisation formed to help consumers covert to digital TV, is searching for a new CEO after current chief David Scott said he will step down later this year. Announcing the decision yesterday, Scott, who joined Digital UK in 2008, said he will leave once a new CEO is post, and as part […]