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Paramount Announces Global Management Changes to Help Drive Streaming Video

Paramount Global May 16 announced management appointments to expand the company’s international expansion of its streaming products, Paramount+ and Pluto TV.

Marco Nobili has been promoted to EVP, international GM of Paramount+, where he will lead the strategy and execution for Paramount’s SVOD/AVOD platform’s continued expansion in markets worldwide. Olivier Jollet has been elevated to the role of EVP, International GM of Pluto TV to continue the free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service’s international growth.

Marco Nobili

Nobili and Jollet report to Raffaele Annecchino, CEO of international networks, studios and streaming, and to Tom Ryan, CEO of streaming and founder of Pluto TV.

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“With Paramount+ and SkyShowtime expected to expand to 60 markets by end of 2022, and Pluto TV continuing to expand worldwide, I’m confident Marco and Olivier’s leadership will enable us to seize the opportunity and build on our progress towards our integrated global streaming business,” Annecchino said in a statement.

Previously SVP of international marketing, data an analytics for Paramount Global’s streaming division, Nobili will now oversee all operations for Paramount+ outside the U.S., including content, marketing, distribution, data and operations. Building on the service’s momentum since launching in 2021, Nobili will lead the strategy and execution for Paramount+’s continued growth. Marco has deep streaming experience, having formerly worked at both Netflix and Amazon.

Olivier Jollet

Jollet, who previously served as SVP and GM of Pluto TV internationally, will lead a coordinated approach to further expand Pluto TV outside the U.S., which is live in 30 countries and territories globally. Jollet will oversee all operations for Pluto TV outside the U.S., including ad sales, content, marketing, distribution, data and operations. Jollet will look to identify new partnerships and opportunities for Pluto TV across the digital entertainment ecosystem.

This year, Paramount+ will expand to the U.K. and many European countries, as well as South Korea, and, in 2023, India. Pluto TV is set to launch in the Nordics May 18, through a partnership with NENT Group, bringing the service’s global footprint to three continents and more than 30 countries and territories including Spain, France and Germany. The company offers a differentiated streaming portfolio, with SkyShowtime, a joint venture premium streaming service with Comcast that will launch in many European countries beginning in 2022.

By the end of this year, Paramount will have paid streaming services available in more than 60 markets across the U.K., Latin America, Canada, Australia, South Korea, the Caribbean and all major markets in Europe, and in 2023, the company will expand further in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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