Nick Markham

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Nick Markham
Nick Markham

Alma materLSE
OccupationChief Executive of Top Up TV
Chairman of Inview Technology Ltd
Years active1989–present
Joanna (m. 1994)

Nick Markham is Chairman of Inview Technology Ltd and Chief Executive of Top Up TV, which he helped to launch in 2004.[1][2] He is a Non-Executive Director of the Department for Communities and Local Government since January 2013, where he sits on the Department’s Audit and Risk Committee.[3] Previously he was Strategy Director at ITV where he led the merger integration of Carlton Television (now ITV London) and Granada and developed the concept of Freeview alongside the BBC.[4] He was also CFO for Laura Ashley where he led the financial restructuring of the business. From 1990-1998 Nick Markham was a councillor and Deputy Leader of Westminster Council. He is currently a founder and Chairman of Safe Haven, a charity which has raised £35m from commercial banks to fund permanent housing for more than 200 homeless families in London at no cost to the taxpayer, according to the website Housing Excellence.[5]

Nick Markham is Chairman of Inview Technology, the supplier of middleware to digital set top boxes and TVs.[6] Inview has been developing EPGs, broadcast data service and digital TV software platforms since 1996 and was first to launch on Digital Terrestrial TV in the UK. Digital terrestrial broadcasting began in the UK on Sunday 15 November 1998, was among the first countries in the world.[7] Markham has advised companies and Governments in Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Africa and Nigeria on Analogue Switch Off.

He is also Chief Executive of Top Up TV, which supplied a range of linear pay TV channels on DTT including Sky Sports 1, 2 and ESPN (the U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel) and which provides conditional-access modules (CAMs) and technical services to BT Vision.[8] According to the Government website Top Up TV was the first successful pay TV operator on digital terrestrial television in the world.[9]