After THEMA’s recent acquisition of the American company Alterna’TV, THEMA’s founder and CEO François Thiellet has asked Patrick Rivet to supervise all activities in America as well as the integration of this new entity in the Group.
Arnaud Verlhac has joined THEMA to take over Patrick Rivet’s role as the new Distribution SVP.
In this position, Arnaud Verlhac will be in charge of channel distribution – channels in mandate as well as channels edited by THEMA – for satellite/cable/IPTV/OTT operators in France and worldwide.
Before joining THEMA, Arnaud Verlhac was the Distribution and Marketing Director at the International News Service Euronews since 2012, and was in charge of the Worldwide Distribution, of the International Development beside TV operators, out-of-homes sector (airlines, hotels, etc.) and the digital distribution activities (syndication content, OTT and cell phone apps).
Formerly, Arnaud Verlhac had worked for almost 5 years for France 24 at the post of Distribution Director in charge of new territories’ development (North and Latin America).
Arnaud Verlhac graduated from ESSEC with a Post Master’s Degree in Strategy & Management of International Business along with a Master’s Degree in Finance from La Sorbonne. He started his career at Air France at the Yield Management, eventually moving to the Audit Department.