Derek Chang has been appointed CEO of Friend MTS.
The announcement was made today by Jonathan Friend, founder, Friend MTS, who previously served as CEO and will now be chief product officer (CPO) and continue to drive growth through the creation of the company’s advanced proprietary solutions. Chang, who will be based in London, previously served as CEO of NBA China, prior to which was head of international lifestyle channels for Scripps Networks Interactive, and had served as executive VP, content, DIRECTV. He also held senior roles for Charter Communications, the YES Network and TCI Communications.
Chang currently serves on the board of directors for Liberty Media Corp. and Isos Acquisition Corp., and formerly served on the board of Starz.
Commenting on the appointment, Chang said: “It is my privilege to join Friend MTS as we ramp up our innovation of the technology essential to protect the needs of a complex global media industry.
“We are at the forefront of rapid changes in consumer behaviour, new business models and technology, and will ensure that creators, owners and distributors worldwide will have the formidable tools necessary to protect their valuable content”.
Friend added: “As we continue to innovate with ground-breaking solutions that our valued customers and partners have come to expect, now is the time to transition to our next leader and we are thrilled to welcome Derek to the helm of Friend MTS.
“With deep expertise in the global sports and entertainment space, Derek brings invaluable insight to leveraging technology to create an impactful footprint for an ever-evolving media and content ecosystem”.