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Roku poaches Fox Entertainment CEO Collier

Charlie Collier

Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier is exiting the US linear network to join Roku as the new president of Roku Media.

Collier will take up the New York-based role in late October, in which he will oversee Roku ad sales and ad platform business, as well as content for its owned and operated channels, including The Roku Channel.

He took up his current role in 2018, where he is responsible for driving the overall vision and business at FOX Entertainment, overseeing the Fox network, Fox Alternative Entertainment, and Fox Entertainment Studios. During his time at the company he has overseen the acquisitions of Tubi, TMZ, Bento Box Entertainment and MarVista Entertainment, as well as the launches of Studio Ramsay Global and Blockchain Creative Labs.

Prior to joining Fox, Collier was president and general manager of AMC, SundanceTV, and AMC Studios, overseeing the creative and business operations of all three divisions. He has also held senior roles at Court TV, Oxygen, and A&E Networks.

At Roku Media, Alison Levin, VP of ad revenue and marketing solutions; Louqman Parampath, VP of ad product; Mirjam Laux, VP of international advertising and content; and Rob Holmes, VP of programming will all report to Collier. He will also collaborate on commercial strategy with Tedd Cittadine, VP of content partnerships and Gil Fuchsberg, SVP of corporate development & strategic partnerships.

“There is a tremendous opportunity to further accelerate and evolve Roku’s business as the streaming platform built for advertising, and Charlie is the ideal person to help us capitalize on the moment,” said Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood. “He is a proven leader who brings vast experience, a history of evolving businesses, strong creative instincts, talent relationships, and a track record of driving revenue and growth. He will play an integral role in helping us achieve even greater success as a next-generation media company.”

“Roku is a pioneer in streaming television and has achieved scale and significant relationships with our partners that will continue to be unique and valuable at this pivotal time in the industry,” added Collier. “As a partner of Roku, I’ve seen firsthand the power and potential the platform provides advertisers, partners, content creators, and consumers.”

Roku has also announced the promotions of Mustafa Ozgen and Gidon Katz from their current current senior vice president roles. Ozgen will now serve as president, Devices, and Katz will now serve as president, Consumer Experience. Collier, Ozgen, and Katz will report to Anthony Wood, Roku founder and CEO.

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