New heads at Freeview and Digital UK


There's change at the top at Freeview and Digital UK, with new recruits for the day-to-day running of Freeview and a new head of strategy and policy.

In April, Sarah Milton will take over the newly created role of chief operating officer at Freeview, joining from Channel 4. She will lead the day-to-day running of Freeview, along with overseeing customer support and experience. During a 15-year stint with Channel 4, she oversaw the launch of VoD player 4oD (now All 4).

Meanwhile, Ofcom strategy development head Steve Gettings becomes the head of strategy and policy at Digital UK, replacing Marco Marini.

Jonathan Thompson, CEO of Digital UK, said 
Sarah and Steve are highly respected and established leaders within the industry who both have a track record of driving change and innovation in their respective fields. I’m delighted they’re joining Digital UK to help deliver the next phase in Freeview’s evolution, uniting Britain’s most popular content all in one place, for free.