Lyon, France – As VP, Distribution and Partnerships, a new position within Euronews Group, Kostas Oikonomou is responsible for the development of revenues from linear and non-linear distribution and partnership activities.
He will ensure the development of the Group’s media across all formats and the development of content syndication contracts with pure players and content aggregators.
Kostas will lead the distribution strategy of Euronews (to be re-branded EuronewsNBC in the coming months) and Africanews around the world via satellite, cable, IPTV, direct terrestrial and new OTT distribution platforms as well as the Out-of-home distribution to airlines, hotels, cruise ships and universities.
Kostas Oikonomou is tasked with developing new revenue streams for content sales, syndication and partnerships to grow this area of the business and to enhance the group’s commercial offer.
He is working closely with the executive team in leading the development of strategic revenue opportunities for the Euronews Group outside traditional ad sales or distribution models.
Kostas Oikonomou will be based at the Euronews London office from where is will lead the Distribution and Diversification teams based in Lyon, Paris, Brussels and Singapore and will report to Carolyn Gibson, Chief Revenue Officer.
Kostas joined Euronews in July from CNN, where he was Senior Commercial Director of Content Sales and Partnerships for EMEA where he created a range of new commercial products generating tremendous growth.
Prior to CNN, he worked in strategy and the GlobalBusiness Operations team at Discovery and before that in Strategy and Development at Al Jazeera Media Network in Doha.
Kostas started his career in media as a production Assistant at NBC News in 2004 in their Athens bureau .He then joined AP as a freelance producer based in Washington prior to joining Al Jazeera as a producer.
Carolyn Gibson, Chief Revenue Officer said, “Since Euronews has transformed its model from a TV channel to a global media group offering a wide range of News services in 12 languages, the opportunities to increase distribution and partnership revenues have multiplied and are evolving quickly. Our partnership with NBC News provides further opportunity to build out new and innovative partnerships across multiple markets.
Kostas brings a wealth of experience to this newly created role with his knowledge of the global news industry as well as with his instinctive aptitude for new business.”