Freeview appoints General Manager

Rick Friesen, Chair of the board of Freeview, today announced the appointment of Sam Irvine as General Manager for Freeview.

“Sam has been Marketing Manager for Freeview since December, 2006. He has been an important part of Freeview’s successful development and his skills in the position made him the ideal candidate to take on the role of General Manager,” said Mr Friesen.
“The entire Freeview board expressed complete confidence in Sam and are convinced the organisation will continue its strong growth under his leadership” said Mr. Friesen.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Irvine said “I’m really looking forward to the prospect of embracing future technology and content so that Freeview can continue to offer consumers the best value for money possible.”

In just over two years, Freeview has launched both terrestrial High Definition and satellite free-to-air platforms for radio and television and has seen rapid acceptance of the service, with over 14% of New Zealand homes now receiving Freeview.

“Today, more than ever before, a digital, high quality, free television and radio service is what the public is looking for and Freeview provides exactly that,” concluded Mr Irvine.

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