September 22, 2022
Charlie Collier, CEO of Fox Entertainment, is leaving the media company to become president of media at Roku, starting next month. The hiring is part of three executive moves announced by Roku, including Mustafa Ozgen and Gidan Katz, who were promoted from their current positions as senior vice presidents. Ozgen will now be president, devices, and Katz will now be president, consumer experience. Collier, Ozgen and Katz will report to Anthony Wood, founder and CEO of Roku.
Collier, who since 2018 has been CEO of Fox Entertainment, which includes ad-supported streaming service Tubi, will be tasked (from New York) with strengthening Roku’s image and commitment to advertisers, content partners and consumers as part of its the market leader in streaming. video platform, which includes Roku’s advertising sales and advertising platform, as well as content for channels owned and operated by Roku and The Roku Channel.
At Fox, Collier oversaw the Fox network, Fox Alternative Entertainment and Fox Entertainment Studios. He also helped lead several other business transformation initiatives, including the acquisition of Tubi, the founding of Studio Ramsay Global, the launch of Blockchain Creative Labs, and the acquisition of Bento Box Entertainment, the animation company behind Bob’s Burgers and indie. studio MarVista Entertainment.
He previously held executive positions at AMC Network, Court TV, Oxygen and A&E Networks. During his tenure at Fox and AMC, both networks experienced growth in key business metrics, including advertising revenue and ratings, Emmy Award-winning programming and expansion of their digital platforms.
Alison Levin, vice president of advertising revenue and marketing solutions; Lukman Parampath, Vice President, Promotional Product; Mirjam Laux, Vice President, International Advertising and Content; and Rob Holmes, vice president of programming, will report to Collier.
“There is a tremendous opportunity to further accelerate and grow Roku’s business as an ad-ready streaming platform, and Charlie is the perfect person to help us capitalize on this opportunity,” Wood said in a statement. “He is a proven leader with tremendous experience, a history of business development, strong creative instincts, talent relationships and a track record of revenue and growth. He will play an integral role in helping us achieve even greater success as a next-generation media company.”
Collier will also collaborate on commercial strategy with Ted Cittadine, vice president of content relations, who continues to lead Roku’s relationships with third-party apps and streaming services, and Gil Fuchsberg, senior vice president of corporate development and strategic partnerships, which Cittadine will continue obey.
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