Antenna adds ViacomCBS’s former chief digital officer & Discovery alum to board

Marc DeBevoise

European media outfit Antenna Group has added the former chief digital officer at ViacomCBS and an ex-Discovery president to its advisory board.

Antenna said ViacomCBS alum Marc DeBevoise and former Discovery exec Mike Lang would assist the company with its expansion strategy.

These include plans to move into new markets and territories, with “further significant investments” set to be made into free-to-air TV, pay-TV an OTT services, as well as content and entertainment rights.

DeBevoise is currently vice chair & president of Argus Capital Corp, having stepped down from his role at ViacomCBS in 2020. Lang is currently CEO of Pixel United, having previously led international development & digital at Discovery Communications.

The duo’s arrival comes less than a month since former RTL Group chief Bert Habets took the CEO role at Antenna, replacing Jonathan Procter. The latter departed to become group CEO of South Africa’s Primedia.

Theodore M. Kyriakou, chairman of Antenna Group, said: “These key advisor appointments illustrate our commitment to investment and growth, as we move forward. The combined experience of Marc and Mike, enhances Antenna Group’s core goal of developing strong media brands and building shareholder value.”

In October, Antenna acquired 22 pay-TV networks and two streaming services in Central and Eastern Europe from Sony Pictures Television.

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