Jean-Thierry Augustin

Discovery names Olympics team

Discovery Communications has made a series of appointments to support its delivery of coverage of the Olympic Games via its Eurosport unit. Discovery secured TV and multiplatform rights to the games in Europe for the 2018-24 period in June. Former Eurosport CEO Jean-Thierry Augustin will head up commercialisation of the Olympics as president, sports development […]

Discovery names new Eurosport chief

Discovery has recruited Peter Hutton to run Eurosport and given the sports channel’s current CEO, Jean-Thierry Augustin, a new role. Hutton joins Discovery-owned Eurosport from sports rights agency MP & Silva Group, where he was co-CEO. Augustin has been running Eurosport since last April, following the departure of Laurent-Eric Le Lay for TF1, the French broadcast […]

Eurosport and France Télévisions agree French Open deal

Eurosport and France Télévisions have agreed domestic broadcast rights with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) to air the French Open until 2018. France Télévisions will remain the French broadcaster for the next five editions of the tennis tournament, though Eurosport, through the new deal, has also taken sub-licensed rights in the country. Eurosport has already […]

Eurosport celebrates 25-year anniversary

Eurosport is celebrating 25 years of sports broadcasting with plans to introduce new digital technology products and services throughout 2014.  The channel, which first went live in 1989, said that the new services will aim to bring “the best possible coverage and choice to today’s fans.” It is also due to publish research later this […]

Eurosport scores more Bundesliga rights

Eurosport has agreed a new deal for Bundesliga German soccer rights. The sports channel operator already carries games from the top two German leagues and the new deal gives it rights for two more seasons, starting in 2015/16. As well as TV, Eurosport gets digital rights meaning it can make matches available on its TV […]

Management shake-up at Eurosport

Eurosport’s new CEO has restructured the broadcaster’s management, giving several existing executives new titles and responsibilities. Jean-Thierry Augustin succeeded Laurent-Eric Le Lay as company CEO in April. He has now appointed Julien Bergeaud as development director with a job description that includes “reinforcing global coherence across all TV channels”. Eurosport France managing director Arnaud Simon […]