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Freesat appoints new head of product

David Thomas joins Freesat from Novastone Media

Freesat has appointed David Thomas as its new head of product.

Thomas joins Freesat from fintech start-up Novastone Media, where he was also head of product, responsible for the development of a web, iOS and Android app, along with integrations with external public IM channels such as WhatsApp and WeChat.

He has also held positions at Endemol, Atlas Mobile, Sky and Cellcast, where he was responsible for the successful promotion of interactive services, ensuring that the company’s service offering was constantly developed across the range of brands and programmes.

“As a longstanding Freesat customer, I’m excited to be joining the business at such an important time in the company’s journey,” said Thomas. “There is huge potential for growth in the product offering, as well as many ways in which we can further enhance user experience around existing features. I’ve been extremely impressed by the team.”

Alistair Thom, Freesat MD, added: “David’s appointment is key in this crucial year for Freesat. His diverse experience is invaluable as we look to connect with both new and existing customers in a number of innovative and exciting ways.”