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 […]

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 […]

4Music comes to Freesat

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has announced the launch of its music channel on Freesat. The channel, which offers a combination of music along with entertainment shows like 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, complements other music channels on Freesat including Box Hits, The Box, Kiss, Magic and Kerrang! 4Music is available on channel number […]

Channel 4 to return to Freesat

The UK’s Channel 4 is to return to free-to-view satellite platform Freesat after an absence of some years after the pair failed to strike mutually acceptable commercial terms. The public broadcaster’s flagship channel will return to the platform along with music channels Box Hits, Box Chistmas, Kiss, Magic and Kerrang! The relaunch of Channel 4 […]

That’s TV Gold brings vintage content to Freesat

Classic TV channel That’s TV Gold has launched on the free to view satellite TV service Freesat. Available on channel 178, That’s TV Gold showcases entertainment, music and films from the 60s to today. Titles include The Tommy Cooper Show, The Kenny Everett Show and The Mike Yarwood Show. Angie Mee, director of content partnerships […]

Freesat passes European IRS Certification Scheme for UHD receivers

Freesat has passed the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS), the satellite maker has announced. The company has said that its UHD 4X 500 and UHD X receivers passed the test specification that ensures “end-to-end device compatibility, interoperability and robust RF performance within satellite and DTT distribution systems.” The EICS scheme has been developed through an […]

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 […]

Amazon Prime Video launches on Freesat

Freesat has become the latest UK platform to do a deal with Amazon. The partnership will see the Amazon Prime Video app launch on Freesat. Amazon Prime Video, which statistically has the largest VOD content library in the UK, joins the likes of Netflix, BritBox and UKTV Play in being offered by Freesat. Users of […]

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