Digital UK, which runs the Freeview and Freesat platforms, has appointed Sarah Milton and Carl Pfeiffer into its new chief product officer roles.
The pair will take the role on a job share basic and will lead product development on the platforms as well as manage the day-to-day running of TV services.
Prior to joining Digital UK as Chief Operating Officer in 2020, Sarah Milton spent 15 years at Channel 4 in a range of VOD-related roles, most recently as Head of Product for streaming service All 4. Carl Pfeiffer was formerly Head of Distribution & Platform Partnerships at Channel 4, where he led the team responsible for negotiating Channel 4’s channels and services on to devices and platforms. He also spent 5 years as a director on the YouView board.
Jonathan Thompson Chief Executive Officer, Digital UK said: “I’m delighted that Sarah and Carl have agreed to take up the new role of Chief Product Officer on a shared basis. They make a formidable team, bringing an extensive range of skills, experience, and industry knowledge to the organisation. Together they will play a crucial part in ensuring Digital UK successfully meets the needs of consumers, broadcasters, and device partners, by delivering a portfolio of products and services that support, enhance and grow free TV in the UK.”
The pair will start the role in July.
The organisation has recently appointed Orf Warr as its Chief Technology Officer, and will be announcing further senior appointments in the coming weeks.