ViacomCBS Networks International Feb. 22 announced the promotion of Olivier Jollet to SVP of strategy and business development, streaming and head of mobile. The move was prefaced last September when Jollet was upped to SVP of emerging business — a new business unit that includes AVOD, SVOD and mobile services.
Jollet will be responsible for defining and developing the streaming strategy and business development priorities across VCNI and securing partnerships to drive growth and revenue. He will also continue to expand VCNI’s mobile business, including 5G and the Internet of Things.
Based in Berlin, Jollet reports to Kelly Day, president of streaming and COO of VCNI, and Jeff Shultz, chief strategy officer and chief business development officer of streaming at ViacomCBS.
“As the company prepares for the upcoming international rollout of Paramount+ in Latin America, the Nordics and the continued expansion of Pluto TV internationally, elevating Olivier to this new role will enable us to further strengthen our strategy and new market development,” Day said in a statement. “Olivier’s digital expertise and business acumen is critical to our senior leadership team as we expand our integrated ecosystem and continue to deliver an exceptional consumer entertainment experience.”
Jollet previously worked as European managing director for Pluto TV, where he helped launch the first free ad-supported streaming television service in the U.K., Germany, Switzerland and Austria.