Ilse Howling

Howling to leave Digital UK

Ilse Howling is stepping down as Digital UK’s managing director of connected TV, with chief operating officer Alex Pumfrey also to leave the UK digital-terrestrial TV organisation at the end of February. Howling, the former managing director of DTT platform Freeview, joined Digital UK in 2014, to lead the development phase of Freeview Play, the […]

Freeview Play on track to launch this year

Freeview Play, the new connected TV offering from free-to-view digital-terrestrial TV provider Freeview is on track to launch later this year, according to Ilse Howling, managing director, connected TV, at Digital UK. Speaking at the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation in London yesterday, Howling said that the testing was well under way on the […]

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 […]

UK broadcasters ‘to back Freeview Connect’

UK terrestrial broadcasters the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are reportedly backing a new initiative by DTT platform Freeview to bring their content to internet-enabled TVs. According to a Guardian report, the broadcasters have teamed to establish the new service, called Freeview Connect, that will make their catch-up services – BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and […]

Freeview MD joins UNICEF

Ilse Howling, the managing director of UK digital-terrestrial service Freeview, has been appointed to the board of trustees of children’s charity UNICEF UK. Howling becomes the first female chair of the board and her appointment gives equal male and female representation to the UNICEF UK board. Lord Ashdown, President of UNICEF UK, welcomed Howling’s appointment […]