After seven years, Emma Scott has decided to stand down from her post as Managing Director of Freesat.
Scott has overseen the growth of Freesat from the very start, initially as Launch Director at the BBC before becoming Managing Director in 2007. Freesat’s subscription free television service has brought a series of innovations to the UK’s important free to air market and it is now used in nearly 2 million homes. Scott will leave Freesat at the end of the year.
“Emma has been an outstanding Managing Director, translating an idea for a start-up into the established and successful business that Freesat is today,” comments Bal Samra, Chairman of Freesat. “In doing so, she and the Freesat team have delivered a number of industry firsts for viewers in the free to air market, building on Britain’s heritage in broadcasting and technology. Her commitment and belief in the importance of ‘free’ TV has been unstinting. While Freesat’s shareholders and team will greatly miss Emma’s professionalism, drive and tenacity, we wish her every success in her future career.”