The millennial-focused global channel and content producer Insight TV has promoted former executive producer, originals and development Michael O’Connor to the new position of VP of production and content, taking on responsibility for production and commissioning.
In addition to streamlining the process and improving coordination with existing and new production partners, and better serving internal and external stakeholders, the new role will position the company strongly for the anticipated increase in future productions.
Other new appointments are Brittany Benton as global marketing manager and Darren Newman as global PR and communications manager. Insight TV says it will be opening up additional roles on the creative and technical teams in the coming months as the company continues to staff up to support its strategic focus on its core 18-34 demographic.
Commenting on the appointments, Graeme Stanley, CCO of Insight TV, said: “We are thrilled with our success during 2021 and proud of our team’s commitment during a complicated year. We’d like to congratulate Michael on his new role and welcome Brittany and Darren to the business. As an organisation, we are implementing key initiatives to bolster our mission to be the world’s leading millennial and Gen Z targeted premium unscripted content provider. For 2022, we have already identified some great new productions and cross platform content and we are looking forward to finding and collaborating with other like-minded creators around the world to continue our growth”.
Insight TV saw 51% revenue growth, 18 new platform partners and an over 1,000% year on year increase in available audience in 2021.
It now has a global footprint which includes more than 120 platforms across 53 countries in 12 languages. The company’s 4K UHD content saw additional reach via new linear platform partners in Europe and Asia and new branded environments launched with Comcast and Cox in the US.
Insight TV’s suite of FAST channels closed 2021 with a 68% percent year-on-year increase in total viewing hours, driven by the lifestyle focused Insight TV channel which grew 52%, while the InWonder, InTrouble and InWild channels rose between 40-49%.