Eurosport has hired Scott Young as Senior Vice President, Production and Content.

Young will will lead the production and operations for all Eurosport’s flagship events including the Olympic Games, cycling Grand Tours, tennis Grand Slams and winter sports World Championship and World Cup events.

Young takes up the role in September. He will be based in London and Paris and report to Andrew Georgiou, President, Eurosport and Global Sports Rights & Sports Marketing Solutions.

Andrew Georgiou, President, Eurosport and Global Sports Rights & Sports Marketing Solutions, said: “Scott is one of the most talented and progressive leaders in sports production and it’s hugely exciting to welcome him to the Discovery family. He joins at a pivotal time for our business as we prepare to realise the opportunities delivered by the transformation of Eurosport’s global technology infrastructure, one of Discovery’s most significant capital investments. This will revolutionise how we deliver sport to fans, using cloud and remote technology within a unified production ecosystem for broadcast and digital to create and distribute world-class content from anywhere in the world.

“When you consider a project as complex as the Olympic Games, where Discovery serves fans in 50 markets, localised and in 19 languages, across its full range of free-to-air, pay-tv and digital platforms, it is clear this will be a game-changer for the scale and flexibility of our business.

“Given Scott’s extensive experience and success at delivering major production projects and leading world-class teams, I have no doubt Discovery’s already award-winning sport production and content offering will go from strength to strength and engage even more fans around the world.”

Scott Young, Senior Vice President, Production and Content, said: “Eurosport is one of the world’s most respected and highly regarded sports producers. I am impressed at how Eurosport’s production and on-screen experience has evolved under Discovery’s leadership. While its record-breaking Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 production and award winning Eurosport cube made waves through the industry, it is clear that the company hasn’t stood still and the production infrastructure it has created is ground breaking. I look forward to getting started.”

Young joins from Sky Sports, where he has been Head of F1 for the channel’s award-winning Formula 1 coverage since January 2018. Before moving to Europe, he spent five years as the Head of Television and Content at V8 Supercars (Australian touring car category) and more than a decade at Network Ten in Australia as the Head of Sport Production.

In his role at Ten, Young led the production of the network’s portfolio of sports rights, including premium categories of motorsport spanning Formula 1, MotoGP, the World Rally Championship, Indy Car and World Superbikes. Young was Executive Producer for the Network Ten’s 2007 Rugby World Cup coverage, leading a team of more than 100 in France for the tournament, and lead the production of the world feed for the UCI Road World Championships’ first event in the Southern Hemisphere in September 2010. Beyond sport, he has produced and created a range of productions across numerous genres .

Jon Creamer

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