Seven has appointed Discovery Network’s Richard Henson to a newly-created role of Head Of Content Sales.
He will manage the sales and distribution arrangements of Seven content rights and will report to Therese Hegarty, Director of Content Distribution.
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Seven. The quality of Seven content is world class and the opportunity to contribute to distribution strategy and revenue growth was too good to pass up,” he said.
Therese Hegarty added, “I am delighted that we have secured someone of Richard’s calibre to join our team. As both our content catalogue and the aligned revenue streams grow we need the right people in place to maximise opportunities – and we are hugely excited that Richard is coming on board to do just that.”
Richard comes to Seven from his current role as APAC Regional Director, Program Sales and Consumer Products for Discovery Networks International.
Prior to his time at Discovery Networks, Richard has held various sales, strategy and communications roles within the Australian media landscape for companies such as Nickelodeon, MCN, OMD and Universal McCann.