Eurosport names communications chief

Eurosport has named Géraldine Filiol as deputy managing director for international communications, marketing and external relations.

Filiol previoiusly worked as deputy managing director for rights acquisitions at Eurosport, and has also worked as managing director of the Eurosport Events subsidiary.

Filiol replaces Heather Bowler who is leaving Eurosport after seven years for a new role at the Women’s Tennis Association in London.

“I am very excited about this new challenge within the Eurosport Group. This opportunity to lead the communications department and our external relations comes at an exciting time in Eurosport’s development,” said Filiol.

“Eurosport is in great shape today with an increasingly strong TV and digital offer featuring unrivalled live sport and strong editorial content. We have always enjoyed excellent relationships with our partners and I look forward to developing them further in line with our strategic objectives.”