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Digital 3&4 Appoints New Managing Director

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Channel 4 and ITV's multiplex service Digital 3&4 has appointed Steve Holebrook as its new Managing Director as Greg Bensberg MBE steps down after ten years in the role.

Reporting into the Digital 3&4 board, Steve will lead the strategic approach of the business and manage the operations of the Digital 3&4 service across all engagement on behalf of its joint owners Channel 4 and ITV. This will include the management of Digital 3&4’s contracts with Arqiva and BT, which recently saw Channel 4 and ITV’s Freeview channels move to cloud-based processing.

Steve Holebrook said: "Digital 3&4 is making some huge steps forward for the television industry, and I am thrilled to be taking the helm to continue to drive innovation for the future of broadcasting. I am very much looking forward to developing Digital 3&4’s technical, legal and commercial position as well as collaborating with its excellent partners Arqiva and BT."

Steve previously worked at Arqiva where he held a number of leadership positions, latterly he oversaw the integration of the terrestrial broadcast and satellite business units in his role of Managing Director of Media Networks. Prior to that he led the Terrestrial Broadcast business unit overseeing the 700Mhz Clearance programme and the expansion of the UK’s DAB networks as well as Arqiva’s Smart Meter network rollout. Before joining Arqiva in 2005, he worked at NTL Broadcast as Managing Director of Media Solutions where he took the commercial lead for all of NTL's relationships with satellite and terrestrial TV broadcasters.

Greg Bensberg MBE, who has been Managing Director of Digital 3&4 since June 2013, will remain at the company for a handover period before stepping down. Greg also holds positions as Director at Oxford Broadcast Consultants, as a Member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board, and the Editorial Board at the Journal of Digital Media & Policy since 2018.

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