Patrick Walker

Facebook expands ‘fan subscriptions’ trial to Europe

Facebook is expanding its ‘fan subscriptions’ trial to Europe, rolling out the new feature in the UK, Spain, Germany and Portugal. Facebook’s director media partnerships, EMEA, Patrick Walker, announced the move in a blog post published to coincide with the social network’s first Facebook Creator Day in EMEA and this week’s Vidcon London event. At […]

YouTube, Twitter, Facebook: more live video but no plans to commission content

YouTube and Twitter plan to bring more live video to their respective platform, but neither has plans to commission their own content on the model of traditional media companies, executives from both companies told attendees at a Royal Television Society event in London last night. Twitter is likely to do more deals to bring live […]

Former YouTube exec to step down as Rightster CEO

Rightster CEO and former YouTube exec Patrick Walker is due to step down from his current role, after less than a year in charge of the multichannel network. Walker has told the board that he intends move to a non-executive role on the board as part of the transition, with Rightster naming founder and former […]

Base79 hires YouTube content partnerships chief Walker

Online video specialist Base79 has hiredYouTube’s senior director of content partnerships Patrick Walker as chief content officer. Walker was responsible for the launch ofYouTube in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and secured a number of key content deals including the video sharing site’s first broadcaster deal with the BBC. Recently he led the development […]