Patrick Walker


Facebook’s Patrick Walker: Less about ‘You’ and more about ‘Us’

You may remember in 2006 when ‘You’ was named Person of the Year by Time magazine for “seizing the reigns of global media and beating the pros at their own game”. This was a milestone within the media industry, recognising the millions of people who contribute to user-generated content around the world – through online […]

Facebook rolls out “fewer, bigger, better” strategy

Facebook is rolling out a “fewer, bigger, better” strategy around scripted content as it rejigs its originals strategy for Watch.  Head of media partnerships for EMEA Patrick Walker has said that the social media giant is currently experimenting with different types of content on the Watch platform and looking “at every case on its own […]

Facebook rolls out HQ Trivia rival Confetti globally

Facebook is rolling out trivia game show Confetti internationally via Fremantle. The social media platform has partnered with the American Idol producer to launch five global versions of the game show, which is similar in style to hit app HQ Trivia and challenges viewers to answer pop culture trivia for a chance to win a cash […]

Facebook looks to “game-ify” content

As the platform roll outs its video offering Watch globally, it is ramping up its search for formats that can “game-ify” content and leverage Facebook’s interactivity across Europe. Manori Ravindran reports. This MIPCOM, it has been exactly one year since Facebook execs such as unscripted head Toby Faulkner first hit the ground in Cannes, courting […]

Former YouTube exec to step down as Rightster CEO

Rightster CEO and former YouTube exec Patrick Walker is due to step down from his current role, after less than a year in charge of the multichannel network. Walker has told the board that he intends move to a non-executive role on the board as part of the transition, with Rightster naming founder and former […]

Rightster founder exits as Walker takes top post

The founding CEO of UK-based multichannel network Rightster, Charlie Muirhead, has stepped down from his post and will be succeeded by Patrick Walker. Muirhead founded Rightster in 2011 and led it to become the first publicly-listed MCN in November 2012. The firm last year acquired rival MCN Base79, whose chief content officer, Walker (below right), […]

Buyers Briefing digital season: news digest

As part of our new weekly Buyers Briefing feature, we run down the biggest news in the sector that best reflects our interviewee’s focus. This week, we look at the goings on in digital video after our chat with TalkTalk’s Will Ennett. Upcoming themed areas will include western European pay TV channels and Asian networks. […]