Freesat and CommScope collaborate on the next generation set top

Thom Alistair headshot Alistair Thom December 3, 2019

2018_CommScope_Definition_OTT(Note: The following has been submitted as a guest post to CommScope Blogs by Alistair Thom, Managing Director, Freesat. Opinions and comments provided in this guest post, as with all posts to CommScope Blogs, are that of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of CommScope.)

Freesat, the BBC and ITV’s joint UK venture, has collaborated with CommScope to develop its new set top box. This is a significant move forward in terms of the more varied service that Freesat is now able to deliver to customers. The generation 3 set top box model will house a range of features that position Freesat as a leading provider of hybrid television, in keeping with the demands of viewers and where they can find all their favourite entertainment in the most accessible way possible.

CLICK TO TWEET: In this blog, Alistair Thom explains how Freesat and CommScope are collaborating to build a great media user experience.

Freesat and CommScope will share a case study on how we’re collaborating to build a great media user experience during the Annual International Business Conference and Awards in London.

Check out this video for more on the collaboration.

About the Author

Thom Alistair headshot

Alistair Thom

Alistair leads Freesat as Managing Director, overseeing the continued successful growth and innovation of the TV service. He has overall P&L responsibility for the strategic development, as well as the day-to-day operations of Freesat and leads a multi-disciplinary team, working across the broadcasting, retail and technology sectors. 

Before joining Freesat in 2012, Alistair worked as a management consultant for KPMG where he advised FTSE listed organisations on a wide range of issues; primarily focusing on developing and implementing strategies to improve business performance. Alistair started his career at BSkyB where he gained his accountancy qualification on their graduate programme.