Richard Halton

Richard Halton is CEO of YouView, a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva. YouView launched in 2012 and is now the fastest growing TV platform in the UK, enjoying high levels of usage and record customer satisfaction on the back of numerous trade awards. YouView TV Ltd provides product and software development capability, manages an ecosystem of content providers and is responsible for consumer marketing of the YouView brand. Prior to YouView, Halton was responsible for BBC Corporate Strategy including the relationship with the BBC's commercial arm BBC Worldwide and development of emerging platforms. Prior to that he led the BBC's Creative Future strategy programme, was part of the team that re-shaped the BBC's production arm and was Controller TV Strategy and developed the BBC's new digital TV portfolio. Before joining the BBC in 1999, Halton began his career with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) following graduation from University of Warwick. He lives in West London with his wife and three children.