YouView has appointed Nick Thexton to the role of chief technology officer.

Thexton is currently vice president and chief technology officer for Cisco’s Video Software Solutions group and was senior vice president and chief technology officer at NDS prior to its acquisition by Cisco.

YouView chief executive Richard Halton said:“We are delighted that Nick is joining as our new CTO, he brings deep knowledge of the sector and a global perspective to an already well established technology team. 

“His appointment combined with the backing of all seven shareholders for another five years, with the impetus of increased investment makes this an exciting time to be part of the YouView story.”

Thexton will join YouView on 3 November.