Peter Hutton

Eurosport boss confirms Facebook move

Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton has confirmed his move to Facebook, following reports earlier this year that he was joining the social media giant to help it secure live sports rights. In a post on Facebook, Hutton said that he is joining the company as director of global live sports partnerships and programming, based in Menlo […]

Report: Facebook appoints Eurosport CEO

Facebook has reportedly appointed Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton as it looks to secure live sports rights. The Guardian first reported that Facebook was poised to make the hire, with Variety confirming the move citing unnamed sources. Variety reported that Hutton will be based in Silicon Valley, will focus on securing global sports rights and will […]

Eurosport relaunches Player in OTT push

Eurosport is relaunching its Eurosport Player service as parent company Discovery embarks on a drive for one million OTT subs internationally. The Paris-based sports broadcaster will also start to compete for a wider range of exclusive rights as part of a four-point plan unveiled by CEO Peter Hutton at a press conference in Paris yesterday. “Pay […]

Discovery takes controlling stake in Eurosport France

Discovery has completed the acquisition of a controlling stake in Eurosport France, further consolidating its grip on the pan-European sports broadcaster.   The French channel, which had hitherto been 80% owned by Eurosport’s former owner TF1 Group, is now 100% controlled by Eurosport Group, in which Discovery has a 51% stake. Discovery has thus effectively […]

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 […]