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Daily Mail and General Trust man appointed Chief Exec of Digital UK

Jonathan Thompson has been appointed Chief Executive of Digital UK, it was announced today. 

From this summer, Jonathan will oversee Digital UK’s transition to leading developments on the Freeview platform and taking responsibility for strategy and policy, as well as handling the day-to-day technical management of the electronic programme guide.

He will succeed David Scott, Digital UK’s current CEO, who announced last month he was stepping down from the role. Jonathan is a former Director of Strategy at both Ofcom and Channel 4. His most recent role was at Daily Mail owner DMGT plc, advising on group strategy.

Announcing the appointment, Caroline Thomson, Chair of Digital UK, said: "I am delighted that Jonathan is joining us at Digital UK to lead the Freeview platform at this crucial stage in its development. His experience across broadcasting and media regulation makes him ideally suited to leading the company in the post-switchover era, ensuring free-to-air television remains the foundation of the British system with Freeview at its heart.

"I would like to pay tribute to David Scott and his very able team in all that they have achieved in such a smooth switchover process. He will leave a strong legacy for Jonathan and the board to build on."


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