Richard Halton


YouView chief Halton to leave at end of year

YouView chief executive Richard Halton is to stand down at the end of this year to pursue new opportunities. The UK hybrid digital TV platform, which is jointly owned by BT, TalkTalk, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva, said that Halton, who led YouView from launch, had decided the moment was right […]

Netflix launches on YouView

UK connected TV platform YouView has added Netflix access to its set-top boxes, allowing its users to click to access the subscription video-on-demand service. Rolling out today, the Netflix app will be available on Humax-made YouView boxes bought from a retailer, as well as on pay TV provider BT’s YouView-powered set-top boxes. YouView boxes provided […]

YouView secures future

UK connected TV platform YouView has secured completion of an agreement between its shareholders that guarantee the venture will continue to be fully funded for the next five years. All seven of YouView’s shareholders – BT, TalkTalk, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva – will contribute to funding YouView. YouView’s partners agreed […]

UKTV and YouView sign ‘landmark’ on-demand deal

UKTV has signed a catch-up agreement with connected TVservice YouView, in what the UK multichannel broadcaster hailed as a “landmark” deal. UKTV will provide seven-day catch-up services for its free-to-air channels Dave, Yesterday and Really and the agreement marks the first time that UKTV has offered a catch-up service that is purpose-built for TV. It […]

UK connected TV service YouView nears 400k

UK connected TV service YouView is now in almost 400,000 homes. YouView did not break down the figure but it is believed that the bulk of the total is accounted for by customers that have signed up for the set-top box via service providers BT and TalkTalk. YouView has also said that a new raft […]