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Thema names new distribution chief

Arnaud Verlhac

Arnaud Verlhac

Canal+-owned channel distributor Thema has appointed Arnaud Verlhac as SVP, distribution.

Verlhac replaces Patrick Rivet, who has been appointed to supervise activities in the Americas following Thema’s acquisition of channel aggregator and distributor Alterna’TV.

In his new position, Verlhac, who was previously distribution and marketing director at Euronews, will take charge of the distribution of channels owned and represented by Thema in France and worldwide.

At Eurosport, Verlhac headed up worldwide distribution of the channel to operators, the hospitality business and airlines, and digital distribution, including the syndication of content, OTT and apps.