Canal+-owned Thema unveils new management structure

Canal+-owned PayTV channel distributor Thema has announced a reorganisation of its management which sees Patrick Rivet named as CEO of Thema globally and Carlos Fernández take over as CEO of Thema America. Fernandez is now in charge of the distribution of the group’s thematic and ethnic channels for the Americas.

Patrick Rivet

Rivet was previously CEO of Thema America. Commenting on this new role, he said: “The potential of our brands and products is immense, so I look forward to being part of the digital transformation in the distribution efforts of our wonderful content”.

Fernández joined Thema América in 2016 where he has been serving as director of finance. He added: “I welcome this challenge, with all the desire to promote greater visibility, for all our excellent audiovisual assets in Spanish-speaking territories.”

Thema currently manages around 180 channels worldwide across a range of platforms, of which around 20 are produced in-house. In 2022, it launched a portfolio of FAST channel and expanded its activities around African content, with a series of African channels launches both within Africa and across Europe.

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