Freesat's Emma Scott announced for Connected Consumer event

07 Sep 2012  |  Liz Jaques 
Emma Scott

Emma Scott, managing director at Freesat, joins the expert panel line-up for MediaTel Group's upcoming Connected Consumer event on 21 and 24 September.

Scott, who previously worked at the BBC, will appear alongside Sony's Edd Uzzell, Decipher's Nigel Walley, BT Vision's Damien Read and ITV's Steve Bignell in the Business Models and Platforms session on day two of the event.

Day one will be based at i-Burbia, where delegates will have the opportunity to see and test all the latest devices, platforms and technology, including Freesat's new Freetime box, which was announced earlier this week, the new YouView boxes (all three versions), Apple TV, Google TV, the latest Samsung Smart TV, Virgin Media's TiVo box, Xbox 360 and many more.

Day two will follow on Monday 24 September at Merrill Lynch, where discussion will focus on content, discovery, technology, the role of existing and new broadcasters and platforms, second screens, the CE businesses, VOD, research and data.

Scott is an excellent addition to the panel line-up, as managing director of the ITV/BBC joint venture company.

Freesat is a subscription-free satellite TV service offering digital television to everyone in the UK. It offers more than 150 TV, radio and interactive channels, including High Definition and BBC iPlayer. Scott has led Freesat since its consumer launch in 2008 and under her leadership, Freesat has become the UK's fastest growing TV platform.

Scott previously worked at the BBC, where she was responsible for devising and implementing a number of key strategic initiatives for then director general, Greg Dyke. This included launching Freeview, leading the BBC's first video-on-demand trial and initiating the BBC North re-location project.

Early bird offers and 3 for 2 ticket deals for The Connected Consumer event are available now. For more information and to book your ticket, click here.

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