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Jonathan Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, Everyone TV

Jonathan leads the development of Freeview and Freesat, the UK’s free TV platforms, used by over 18 million homes as their primary source of TV.  

Following the integration of Everyone TV (formerly Digital UK) with Freesat in July 2021, Jonathan is now responsible for the long-term strategy for free-to-view TV in the UK, as well as the day-to-day management of digital terrestrial television (DTT) and satellite service, Freesat. 

In 2015, Jonathan oversaw the launch of Freeview Play - the UK’s fastest-growing TV service with 10 million users, combining live linear TV with on demand content from the UK’s leading broadcasters. Last year also saw the launch of Freeview’s new Accessible TV Guide, the first dedicated accessibility solution to launch on a UK TV platform. 

The success of Freeview and Freesat is built on cross-industry partnerships, and Jonathan’s leadership focuses on collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including broadcasters, manufacturers and consumer groups. 

A former director of strategy for Ofcom and Channel 4, Jonathan has extensive experience of working in broadcasting and the regulatory environment. Jonathan also previously worked in the Office of the Chairman at DMGT plc, advising on group strategy. 

Jonathan is a Council Member and Board Director of the DTG (Digital Television Group). 

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