Ralph Rivera

Discovery buys into Global Cycling Network

Discovery has bought into Play Sports Group, the digital media business that runs the popular Global Cycling Network online (GCN) channel. The deal hands Eurosport-owner Discovery a 20% stake, for an undisclosed fee, and a seat on the Play Sports board. Eurosport holds an array of TV rights to cycling events – including the three […]

BBC’s Ralph Rivera takes Eurosport digital role

Discovery Communications has appointed the director of BBC Digital, Ralph Rivera, to the newly created position of managing director, Eurosport Digital. Rivera is due to take up the London-based role on September 26 and will be tasked with leading the expansion of Eurosport’s digital businesses – which includes sports news site Eurosport.com and subscription-based, over-the-top […]

Rivera leaves BBC tech post after reshuffle

BBC digital director Ralph Rivera has left his role as a result of the restructuring of the BBC’s technology teams. However, Rivera will continue to be employed by the BBC on a six-month contract to look into how the BBC can be used to support education in the UK. The move follows the appointment in […]

BBC Future Media boss outlines ambitious plans

The BBC is set to deliver more cross-platform event coverage, programme apps and connected Red Button deployments in the coming years, according to Future Media boss Ralph Rivera. Delivering a keynote at the BBC’s Online briefing last week, Rivera outlined the BBC’s future-looking online strategy and said that last year’s coverage of the Olympics were […]