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eOne taps ITVS sales exec for VP role

Global studio Entertainment One (eOne) has appointed Dan Gopal as executive vice president, sales – EMEA. In this newly created position, the EMEA sales team in London and the other European ...
August 23, 2017

Global studio Entertainment One (eOne) has appointed Dan Gopal as executive vice president, sales – EMEA.

In this newly created position, the EMEA sales team in London and the other European sales operations will report to Gopal. He will lead all EMEA film and television content sales efforts to broadcasters and OTT platforms for free TV, pay TV, SVOD and VOD. Gopal will focus on multi-local sales efforts for the company’s slate.

He will report into Stuart Baxter, president, eOne Television International.

Prior to joining eOne, Gopal worked at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, where he led the commercial team responsible for all TV, digital and home entertainment sales for the ITV Studios portfolio across EMEA.  He worked closely with the other regions to manage the relationships and deal making with global digital partners including Netflix and Amazon.

Gopal has held a number of commercial and strategy roles over a 10-year period within media distribution at The Walt Disney Company, before launching and managing the EMEA distribution business for Miramax after their private equity buy-out from Disney.

“As the company continues to invest more in content and creative partnerships, we need a bigger and stronger distribution team to drive our commercial growth,” said Baxter, in a statement.  “Dan’s experience at ITV, Disney and Miramax as well as his relationships across Europe will be invaluable.”

 

About The Author
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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