Thexton is currently VP and CTO for Cisco’s Video Software Solutions group and was SVP and CTO at NDS prior to its acquisition by Cisco. Among the projects he worked on was Videoscape Unity, designed to deliver video across multiple devices in the home over IP, an area that YouView wants to develop and the dynamic ad insertion technology deployed as Sky AdSmart.
He began his career in broadcasting at Thames Television and later moved to Channel 4.
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.”
His appointment follows a recent announcement that YouView is looking to expand its technology team by some 50%.
Thexton will join YouView on 3 November.