In this newly created position reporting to Baxter, the EMEA sales team in London and the other European sales operations will report to Gopal where he will lead all EMEA film and television content sales efforts to broadcasters and OTT platforms for Free TV, Pay TV, SVOD and AVOD.
“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,” commented Baxter.
“Dan’s experience at ITV, Disney and Miramax as well as his relationships across Europe will be invaluable.”
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 entire ITV Studios portfolio across EMEA; and worked closely with the other regions to manage the relationships and deal making with global digital partners including Netflix and Amazon.
Previously, Gopal 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. Gopal is also a founding member of the Childline Board and an honorary member of the NSPCC Council.
“I am really excited to be joining eOne at this time, as they continue to invest in, create and distribute must-see content from their ever evolving line up of creative partnerships,” said Gopal.
“The opportunity to work with Stuart and the fantastic team in Europe was too good to pass up; and I look forward to helping grow the business and ultimately the linear and digital audience, for their incredible slate of first class films and television series.”