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Inview Technology has announced the appointment of Andy Townend as Chief Operating Officer (International) and will be responsible for helping to drive the digital switchover in Nigeria.
Andy Townend is an internationally recognised expert in orchestrating every aspect of the transition from analogue to digital television. Andy led the multi-disciplinary team that established Digital UK (the entity in charge of the national switchover from analogue to digital TV in the UK), was recruited by the Australian government to establish Digital Australia and also advised the Serbian government and other stakeholders on the digital television switchover.
More recently, Andy was a Partner at Marquis Media Partners LLP and was responsible for working with clients to harmonize the competing agendas of diverse stakeholders including governments, regulators, broadcast and supply chain companies, technologists, politicians and the public, and previously held the position of Programme Director at Telenet NV, a member of the Liberty Global group and the largest cable television operator in Belgium.
“With over 18 years’ experience including many government advisory roles around the world, Andy is a well-respected figure in the industry. We are thrilled to welcome Andy to the company; his knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in our work with the Nigerian digital switchover and other territories going forward” said Julie Austin CEO of Inview Technology Ltd.
Andy Townend commented “I am delighted to work with Inview and lead this very challenging but rewarding project in assisting the National Broadcasting Commission with the transition from analogue to digital TV across Nigeria. Fantastic progress has been made with successful switchovers in both Jos and Abuja and I look forward to contributing to the continued success of roll outs to other cities across the nation as well as other countries in the near future.”