Ralph Rivera


Discovery chief outlines ‘Netflix of sport’ ambition

With Olympics and other rights in hand, Eurosport can become the ‘Netflix of sports’, according to parent company Discovery. Discovery CEO and president David Zaslav told analysts that owning the linear and digital rights to all Eurosport content opened up a range of possibilities. “Because we own the sports content for both linear and digital, […]

BBC’s Ralph Rivera takes Eurosport digital role

Discovery Communications has appointed the director of BBC Digital, Ralph Rivera, to the newly created position of managing director, Eurosport Digital. Rivera is due to take up the London-based role on September 26 and will be tasked with leading the expansion of Eurosport’s digital businesses – which includes sports news site Eurosport.com and subscription-based, over-the-top […]

BBC digital technology chief reassigned following restructure

BBC digital director Ralph Rivera has left his role as a result of the restructuring of the BBC’s technology teams. However, Rivera will continue to be employed by the BBC on a six-month assignment to look into how the BBC can be used to support education in the UK. The move follows the appointment in […]

BBC reports record-breaking 2014 for iPlayer

The BBC reported a record-breaking 3.5 billion TV and radio programme requests on the iPlayer in 2014, with mobile and tablet traffic driving much of the growth.  Traffic to the online catch-up service broke down to 2.6 billion TV requests and more than 860 million radio requests across all devices, according to official BBC stats, […]

BBC outlines online ambitions

The BBC is set to deliver more cross-platform event coverage, programme apps and connected Red Button deployments in the coming years, according to Future Media boss Ralph Rivera.  Delivering a keynote at the BBC’s Online briefing last week, Rivera outlined the BBC’s future-looking online strategy and said that last year’s coverage of the Olympics were […]