Rupert Howell, former managing director of ITV, has joined music streaming company ROXi as independent, non-executive chairman.
Howell joins the company ahead of a planned IPO.
Speaking about his appointment, Howell said: “It is fabulous to be joining this great British company which is spearheading development of the next generation of family friendly music entertainment experiences for the home on the biggest screen in the home. The TV is about to be at the centre of the next generation of music entertainment experiences, helping to combat small screen and social media addiction, and bringing families together again for great times together”.
“This is the only British music streaming company challenging the might of Apple, Google, Amazon and Spotify with a truly unique suite of entertainment services,” added Howell. “With an impressive group of shareholders and an outstanding board, I’m looking forward to helping guide ROXi through its next period which will see rapid international growth.”