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YouView names Nick Thexton as chief technology officer

On demand television service YouView has appointed Nick Thexton as its new chief technology officer (CTO), taking up post on 3 November.

Thexton takes on the new role from his present job as vice president and CTO of Cisco’s Video Software Solutions group, culminating a long career in broadcasting which began which began at Thames Television and Channel 4.

This experience has allowed Thexton to build a reputation in the field of new video technology for consumer products and services through recent work on cloud-based video distribution, hybrid devices and dynamic ad insertion technology used on Sky’s ‘Adsmart’ programme.

Richard Halton, CEO, YouView said, “We are delighted that Nick is joining as our new CTO, he brings deep knowledge of the sector and a global perspective to an already well established technology team. His appointment combined with the backing of all seven shareholders for another five years, with the impetus of increased investment makes this an exciting time to be part of the YouView story.”

Thexton’s appointment comes as part of a recruitment drive which has seen YouView rxpand its technology team by over 50 per cent.

On demand television service YouView has appointed Nick Thexton as its new chief technology officer (CTO), taking up post on 3 November.

Thexton takes on the new role from his present job as vice president and CTO of Cisco’s Video Software Solutions group, culminating a long career in broadcasting which began which began at Thames Television and Channel 4.

This experience has allowed Thexton to build a reputation in the field of new video technology for consumer products and services through recent work on cloud-based video distribution, hybrid devices and dynamic ad insertion technology used on Sky’s ‘Adsmart’ programme.

Richard Halton, CEO, YouView said, “We are delighted that Nick is joining as our new CTO, he brings deep knowledge of the sector and a global perspective to an already well established technology team. His appointment combined with the backing of all seven shareholders for another five years, with the impetus of increased investment makes this an exciting time to be part of the YouView story.”

Thexton’s appointment comes as part of a recruitment drive which has seen YouView rxpand its technology team by over 50 per cent.

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