Director of Platform Distribution | ITV
Faz Aftab is the Director of Platform Distribution at ITV. She is responsible for the carriage and distribution of ITV’s channels and content including the ITV Hub, ITV Hub+ and the new BritBox UK service. Faz joined ITV in 2011 to spearhead the distribution of the ITV Hub and during that time the streaming service grew to 30m registered users, quadrupling in size and leading the market in live streaming at scale. She manages ITV’s distribution relationships with Virgin, Sky, Google, Amazon, Apple and Samsung. Faz is ITV’s lead on Freeview Play and is a Board Director of Freesat.
Before Faz joined ITV she 10 years building and launching products for start-ups in the pre-dot-com bubble before 2000. This included powering live and Video on Demand services for ABC and Fox, launching interactive data services on mobile devices for Vodafone, delivering Over The Top TV to university students and live streaming football matches to PCs. Prior to this, she had a career in software development at SAP.
Faz is on the steering group of the ITV Women’s Network and is the founding member of the Women In Technology group at ITV. She is a mother to 3 young girls and is a mentor and volunteer at Stemettes, Code First Girls and Inspiring the Future.