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Bernard Ross to lead Eurosport Olympic coverage

Bernard Ross has been named Discovery Communications-owned sports channel group Eurosport’s new chief operating officer and GM of Olympic Games. In the new role, which takes effect in January, Ross (pictured) will steer ...
December 14, 2016

Bernard Ross has been named Discovery Communications-owned sports channel group Eurosport’s new chief operating officer and GM of Olympic Games.

In the new role, which takes effect in January, Ross (pictured) will steer the direction of European coverage of the Olympic Games for Discovery, following the media co’s acquisition of the European rights to the 2018 – 2024 GamesThe 2015 rights’ acquisition includes the Games broadcast across all platforms and 50 European countries and territories.

Ross will primarily focus attention on Germany, Norway, and Sweden, providing a localized approach to Olympic fans.

Based out of Paris, he will report to Peter Hutton, CEO of Eurosport.

Prior to joining Eurosport, Ross was head of TV production at The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), where, from 2008 – 2016, he managed live broadcasts of the UEFA Euro tournament, the second-biggest soccer tournament in the world after the World Cup.

 

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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