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TVT hires Scripps finance chief

Richard Bains

Richard Bains

Media services and post-production outfit TVT has hired Scripps Networks group financial controller Richard Bains as VP of finance.

Bains led the integration of business units in territories including India, Russia and the UK while at Scripps. He previously also worked for a string of media companies including Fremantle Media, Warner Bros Productions, BBC Global News and Zodiak Entertainment.

TVT provides services including ingest, media management and online distribution to clients including Netflix, BBC World News, UKTV, A+E, Scripps Networks, BBC Worldwide and Hulu Japan from offices in London, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney.

“Richard is a highly experienced and talented financial expert who has a lot to bring to the role of VP of Finance here at TVT. Having previously held senior positions at a number of TVT’s customers such as Scripps and BBC Global News, he really understands the synergy between our clients and us. I am excited to welcome him to the TVT team and believe he will play an important role as we look to capitalise on new opportunities on an international scale,” said Ian Brotherston, TVT’s CEO.

“From my time at Scripps Networks I have been able to see TVT’s work in action and know just how strong the team and offering is in the media services sector. This is an exciting time for the business as it looks to build on its experience and grow in its core markets across the globe. I am looking forward to joining and applying my expertise to help drive this,” said Bains.