Adam Singer takes Chair of Digital Radio UK
Former CEO of Flextech, Adam Singer, has been appointed Chairman of Digital Radio UK, the company tasked with preparing the UK for digital radio upgrade.
Singer, who has worked at senior levels in broadcasting and telecoms in the UK, US and Japan will take up the role with immediate effect working alongside Digital Radio UK Chief Executive, Ford Ennals.
"Adam has a vast breadth of experience in the broadcasting world and his valuable knowledge will be of huge benefit to the radio sector as we move towards digital switchover", said Andrew Harrison, CEO of RadioCentre, the industry body for Commercial Radio.
Tim Davie, Director of BBC Audio & Music, said: "In Adam Singer, we have added another top flight individual to the Digital Radio UK team."
Speaking of his appointment Adam Singer commented: "Radio goes on forever - it's only the transmission platforms that change, and digital gives radio and its listeners a future beyond analogue imaginings. There is much to do so that all can enjoy digital radio and I look forward to working with Ford and the Digital Radio UK Board as we give radio its rightful place as the digital belle at the broadcasters' ball."
Notes to Editors:
Adam Singer is Deputy Chairman of the Ofcom Content Board and a former Chairman and CEO of Flextech plc, whose portfolio included the Living, Bravo and Trouble channels, and former CEO of Telewest plc, providing telephone, broadband and TV programming.
He began his media career in a variety of programming roles, working with a range of companies such as the BBC, Viacom and United Artists. He launched the Discovery Channel in the UK and Europe and was its first MD for Europe. While COO of John Malone's TCI international, he helped create UKTV with the BBC, chaired Multithematique, a JV of channels with Canal Plus, and created Jupiter Programming and Telecoms in Japan with Sumitomo.
He is a former Group CEO of the MCPS-PRS Alliance. In addition to his current role as Deputy Chairman of the Ofcom Content Board, he is also Chairman of 50 lessons (Holdings) Ltd; Chairman of the British Screen Advisory Council; and in August 2008 he was appointed Chairman of Teachers TV Board of Governors. In September 2008 he became Visiting Professor in Creative Technologies at the University of Ulster, Derry.
About Digital Radio UK
Digital Radio UK is the company tasked with establishing digital as the leading radio format in the UK and ensuring its wide availability and continuing take up among the UK's 46 million radio listeners.
Funded and supported by commercial radio, the BBC and Arqiva, Digital Radio UK is the central industry communicator on digital radio, working closely with all parties with an interest in digital radio, from broadcasters and the car industry to manufacturers and retailers, to deliver the consumer and economic benefits of digital radio upgrade, which include more station choice, better sound quality and greater functionality for radio listeners.