MBE for services to Ofcom and the ITC on Digital Television and Spectrum
Digital Switchover, Broadcast Technical and Regulation Policy Specialist
Gregory Bensberg is currently CEO of Digital UK Ltd, the UK’s main commercial public service DTT multiplex carrying ITV and Channel 4 services to over 98% of UK households. With over 30 years combined experience in the Digital Broadcasting sector he is the leading authority on Technical, Regulatory and Policy aspects.
Greg has worked within Ofcom and its predecessor the Independent Television Commission for over 20 years as Senior Policy and Technical adviser and during this time has made a significant contribution and impact on the UK Digital Broadcast industry. In 2002 he was specifically appointed as a key adviser to UK Government Ministers responsible for definition of the National Analogue to Digital Switchover Strategy and Programme. He then led the development of the UK’s Digital Switchover Spectrum plan and the subsequent Digital Dividend programme.
In addition, his key role in leading Ofcom’s Spectrum Clearance Programme enabled the UK Government to realise over 2.37 Billion value from the 4G Spectrum Auction and Award programme in 2013.