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EBU names business arm chief

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has named Marco Tinnirello as CEO of Eurovision Media Services (EMS), the public broadcasters’ organisation’s business arm.

Marco Tinnirello

Tinnirello previously worked as managing director for Encompass Digital Media in the APAC and EMEA regions where he led teams in both Singapore and Europe.

At the EBU he replaces Graham Warren who retired this month. Tinnirello will take up his post on July 1.

Tinnirello began his career in media broadcast at Globecast UK where he led data services, corporate IT and the development of satellite data services. He also worked at Arqiva for over eight years in a number of leading operational, technical and commercial roles including head of sales for digital cinema.

“We are delighted that Marco is joining the organisation at such a critical time in its development. With over 50 years’ experience, EMS is already the first choice media services provider for many media organisations and sport federations across the world. I am convinced that, with his sound experience and remarkable track record of achievements, Marco is the right person to help grow and add value to our range of digital broadcast services and solutions for our clients and Member organisations,” said EBU director general Noel Curran.

“I am delighted to be joining EMS and look forward to working with a team and organisation that is so highly regarded in our industry. That excellent reputation is well earned and is a result of the talent within EBU and EMS successfully delivering high quality services for many years,” said Tinnirello.

“The media industry continues to see an unprecedented amount of change, and with that change come great opportunities. EMS’ track record puts it in a wonderful position to be able to deliver new digital products and services to help media organisations succeed in this ever-evolving broadcast space.”