Alchimie, the OTT video subscription platform, has announced the appointment of Sam Thompson to the role of Chief Content Officer.
In his new role, Thompson will be responsible for acquiring English, Spanish, French, German and Italian programming across all genres to add to Alchimie’s library of multi-language content.
Alchimie’s library is one of the largest in Europe and supports and fuels Alchimie’s extensive digital distribution network of over 150 themed OTT channels in the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.
Thompson has held a number of board-level positions in media businesses both in Australia and UK. Thompson joins the French based OTT business from content distribution business LGI Media (AU), where he was managing director. In his time at LGI Sam headhunted co-production and pre-sale opportunities for LGI’s documentary and factual slate most notably Spiky Gold Hunters.
“We’re delighted to welcome Sam into the Alchimie executive team, he’s an experienced negotiator with an in-depth understanding of the content value chain across multiple territories, and he also has a fantastic network and experience of how the OTT market operates,” said Nicolas d’Hueppe, founder and CEO of Alchimie.
“Alchimie has one of Europe’s largest digital broadcast networks and recently launched in the US. It’s a rapidly expanding company in an exciting sector and it great to be joining Alchimie at this stage of its growth. I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running,” added Thompson.