Jean-Thierry Augustin

Discovery assembles its Olympics squad

Discovery Communications has made a series of appointments to support its delivery of coverage of the Olympic Games via its Eurosport unit. Discovery secured TV and multiplatform rights to the games in Europe for the 2018-24 period in June. Former Eurosport CEO Jean-Thierry Augustin will head up commercialisation of the Olympics as president, sports development […]

Discovery installs new Eurosport CEO

Discovery has recruited Peter Hutton to run Eurosport and given the sports channel’s current CEO, Jean-Thierry Augustin, a new role. Hutton (left) joins Discovery-owned Eurosport from sports rights agency MP & Silva Group, where he was co-CEO. Augustin has been running Eurosport since last April, following the departure of Laurent-Eric Le Lay for TF1, the […]

Eurosport scores more Bundesliga rights

Eurosport has agreed a new deal for Bundesliga German soccer rights. The sports channel operator already carries games from the top two German leagues and the new deal gives it rights for two more seasons, starting in 2015/16. As well as TV, Eurosport gets digital rights meaning it can make matches available on its TV […]

Eurosport to launch in US on Discovery cable channel

Discovery Communications-owned network Eurosport is to launch in the US for the first time through a branded block on cable stablemate net Velocity. As of Saturday 28, the channel will be launched in an afternoon slot from 1-3pm ET/PT on the upscale male-skewed net, with encore presentations on Sunday mornings. Eurosport on Velocity will include […]

Management shake-up at Eurosport

Eurosport’s new CEO has restructured the broadcaster’s management, giving several existing executives new titles and responsibilities. Jean-Thierry Augustin (pictured) succeeded Laurent-Eric Le Lay as company CEO in April. He has now appointed Julien Bergeaud as development director with a job description that includes “reinforcing global coherence across all TV channels”. Eurosport France managing director Arnaud […]