Former TF1 and RTL executive Patrick Tillieux has been named as the new chief executive officer of Red Bee Media.
Tilleux, who since leaving his post as COO of ProSiebenSat.1 has been acting as a business adviser and venture partner to private equity firms, will be based in London and report to Red Bee chairman Michael Cook.
“Patrick’s appointment comes at a very exciting time for Red Bee Media. His extensive knowledge and experience of the global media industry will be an invaluable asset as we seek out new opportunities for expansion and help our clients to maximise the opportunities afforded by the collision of broadcasting and broadband,” said Cook.
Red Bee has around 1,5000 employees in the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Australia. Among other services the company provides EPG data, access services and second screen applications.
Tilleux succeeds Bill Patrizio, who resigned earlier this year.