Ennals appointed chief executive of Digital Radio UK

LONDON - Ford Ennals, the former head of TV switchover body Digital UK, has been appointed chief executive of the digital switchover delivery body Digital Radio UK.

Ford Ennals: appointed chief executive of Digital Radio UK
Ford Ennals: appointed chief executive of Digital Radio UK

In the new role, he will be tasked with coordinating the industry's efforts as it moves towards the 2015 digital switchover target and work with radio companies, multiplex operators and radio and car manufactures.

As chief executive of Digital UK from 2005, Ennals led the strategy for digital TV switchover in the UK and was responsible for all operational and strategic activity.

He joins Digital Radio UK from Nike, where he was president of global commercial for its footwear and leather goods division. He has previous marketing and commercial experience at Universal Music and Pictures, Lloyds TSB, British Airways, Reebok and Mars.

Yesterday (19 November), the BBC and commercial radio industry unveiled the online player that will allow listeners to tune into and search every licenced radio station in the UK.

The player is due to launch in early 2010 and will allow listeners to stream live radio, as well as on-demand audio, click-to-buy services and webcams. Initially, the player will be available through desktop computes, with later versions for other devices such as smart phones.

Ennals said digital radio brings a host of benefits and is a great development for listeners and the industry and, with the establishment of Digital Radio UK, we now have the exciting opportunity to "extend those benefits to everyone".

 

 

 

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

My Media Week: Barnaby Rothwell

My Media Week: Barnaby Rothwell

This week, Barnaby Rothwell, promotions director, UK & EMEA at Disneymedia+, focuses on a major collaboration with Sky and Pixar, the ongoing 'Star Wars Rebels' promotion and sorting wedding pics

Share
Hotpoint sponsors Good Food Channel

Hotpoint sponsors Good Food Channel

Hotpoint Appliances is sponsoring the Good Food Channel's World of Flavour strand in a six-figure deal, with idents running until September next year.

Share
Media Owners take games into their own hands

Media Owners take games into their own hands

A new generation of gamers is sharing and viewing content in ways that have caught the attention of media owners. But can they harness these trends to grow their businesses? Jason Kingsley OBE, chief executive of games maker Rebellion shares his thoughts.

Share

Get news by email