Discovery Communications has appointed Bernie Ross to the newly created position of Eurosport’s Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Olympic Games.

Ross will report directly to Peter Hutton, CEO, Eurosport.
Ross is charged with the delivery of the Olympic Games across Europe and will lead on all production, logistics and organizational aspects of the planning for the Games.

With a particular focus on Germany, Norway and Sweden, his goal will be to ensure that viewers enjoy the Olympics on Discovery and Eurosport’s network of channels and consumer products, to bring an immersive and localized approach to fans across all screens.
Ross joins from The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), where he delivered UEFA EURO 2016 as Head of Production, having managed the live host broadcast of the EURO since 2008.

Prior to UEFA, Ross was a Senior Producer and live Director at IMG Media where he spent 12 years working across their sports programs and projects, including magazine shows for ATP and the Premier League.
JB Perrette, President and CEO, Discovery Networks International said:  “His world class experience in sports production and relentless pursuit of innovation will help us deliver the ultimate Olympic Games experience”.

Staff Reporter

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