Digital TV platform YouView – the joint venture owned by BT, TalkTalk, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva – has announced that CEO Richard Halton will stand down at the end of 2018.
Previously Controller of Business Strategy at the BBC, Halton has helped guide the DTT/IPTV platform from initial concept to a service used daily by more than 3m customers, including those subscribing to BT and TalkTalk’s pay-TV offerings.
Simon Duffy, Chairman of YouView said: “YouView is now a world class technology platform which blends the best of the UK’s major broadcasters and communication companies with digital OTT services.
“Richard has been a major contributor to this success, marshalling a unique partnership between YouView’s seven shareholders – BT, TalkTalk, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva.
“We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Halton said: “It has been a fantastic ten years at the helm of an extraordinary business – one that now shapes the way three million homes find and watch television.
“To have led YouView through such an exciting time in the TV industry has been a privilege and I would like to thank my team as well as our shareholders and partners for their unerring support, commitment and energy.
“After a decade I feel it is time to move on and explore new opportunities, knowing that I leave YouView well set for the future.”