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Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson is Chief Executive of Digital UK, leading the day-to-day management and future evolution of free-to-view TV in the UK.

Following a merger with Freesat in November 2021, Jonathan is now responsible for the UK’s two leading free TV platforms, Freeview and Freesat.

In 2015, Jonathan oversaw the launch of Freeview Play, bringing together live TV and on demand content in one place on TVs and set-top boxes. He was also instrumental in the launch of Freeview’s mobile app in 2019, which allows viewers to browse, search and watch content from across a range of broadcasters on the go.

Partnerships are critical to the work Jonathan leads at Digital UK and alongside Freeview, both organisations collaborate with broadcast partners and industry to deliver high quality TV for the nation on a universal and free basis.

A former Director of Strategy for both Ofcom and Channel 4, Jonathan has extensive experience working in the broadcasting sector and the regulatory environment. During his tenure at Channel 4, he represented the broadcaster as a Freeview board member and immediately prior to joining Digital UK, he worked in the Office of the Chairman at DMGT plc, advising on group strategy.

Jonathan is also a member of the DTG Council and Board.

Read Jonathan’s ‘Speaker Spotlight’ piece here

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