Alchimie hires LGI Media’s MD Sam Thompson as content chief

Sam Thompson

OTT operator Alchimie has announced the appointment of Sam Thompson as its new chief content officer.

Thompson joins from content distribution business LGI Media in Australia, where he was MD.

At Alchimie, Thompson will be responsible for acquiring English, Spanish, French, German and Italian programming across all genres to add to Alchimie’s library of multi-language premium content across 150 themed OTT channels in the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.

Nicolas d’Hueppe, founder and CEO of Alchimie, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sam into the Alchimie executive team, he’s an experienced negotiator with an in-depth understanding of the content value chain across multiple territories, and he also has a fantastic network and experience of how the OTT market operates.”

Thompson said: “Alchimie has one of Europe’s largest digital broadcast networks and recently launched in the US. It’s a rapidly expanding company in an exciting sector and it great to be joining Alchimie at this stage of its growth. I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running.”

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