DAZN hires Sky Deutschland exec to drive commercial growth

OTT streaming platform DAZN has appointed Paul Sexton-Chadwick as senior vice-president of commercial propositions, a role in which he will help to drive its strategy and execution for commercial premises and other B2B commercial enterprise opportunities.

Reporting directly to chief business development officer John Gleasure, Sexton-Chadwick will seek to enhance the distribution of DAZN across commercial premises in existing markets, whilst also identifying additional commercial opportunities using emerging technology solutions.

Sexton-Chadwick joins DAZN from Sky Deutschland, where in his most recent role he was responsible for the pay-television broadcaster’s newly formed OTT business – Sky Ticket.

Gleasure said: “This is an exciting time for DAZN and the business development arm of the company. With the strong platform partnerships that Peter Parmenter’s team have developed, the recent addition of Ben King and now Paul, we’re ensuring the continued growth of the company across all partnership areas.

“Paul brings an invaluable wealth of knowledge to the business and we look forward to the growth of our commercial enterprise division.”

The news comes after DAZN promoted Philip Tutmann to the position of vice-president of marketing for the DACH markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Most recent

Fox Sports Asia’s desire to reduce its spend on rights to The Open in Asia-Pacific opened the door for OTT platform GolfTV to grab non-exclusive rights alongside the pay-television broadcaster.

Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova has paid a premium to renew its exclusive rights to EuroLeague and EuroCup basketball in Greece and Cyprus, SportBusiness Media understands, marking a second consecutive fee increase for the European tournament’s rights in the territory.

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has once again blown away competition from Nordic public-service broadcasters for winter sports content, acquiring exclusive rights to International Skating Union events from the Infront agency.

The English Premier League was a benefactor of sterling’s decline in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016.