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Vivendi Content chief to headline IBC

Dominique Delport

Dominique Delport

Vivendi Content chairman Dominique Delport is to deliver a keynote at the forthcoming IBC in Amsterdam on September 8.

Delport, who is also global managing director of Havas Media Group, will address the need for European content providers to develop local content and take on Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.

Deplort, a supervisory board member at Vivendi, took on the role of head of Vivendi Content last year. The unit has been tasked with creating and investing in new video and music content

Speaking at MIPTV earlier this year, Delport warned that Europe is lagging the US and Asia in terms of next-generation distribution platforms for content and risks losing out in terms of relevance and diversity. Delport called for the backing of European content companies and platforms.