Marco Tinnirello has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Eurovision Media Services (EMS), the business arm of the EBU.
Tinnirello has a strong technical and commercial background having worked in the broadcasting service sector for over 20 years. Most recently, he worked as Managing Director for Encompass Digital Media in the APAC and EMEA regions where he led teams in both Singapore and Europe and oversaw tremendous growth in the business.
Tinnirello started his career in media broadcast at Globecast UK where he led data services, corporate IT and the development of satellite data services. He worked at Arqiva for over 8 years in a number of leading operational, technical and commercial roles including Head of Sales for Digital Cinema where he increased the operational network size by 216%.
He has strong international media experience and speaks English, Italian and French.
EBU Director General Noel Curran said: “We are delighted that Marco is joining the organisation at such a critical time in its development.
“With over 50 years’ experience, EMS is already the first choice media services provider for many media organisations and sport federations across the world. I am convinced that, with his sound experience and remarkable track record of achievements, Marco is the right person to help grow and add value to our range of digital broadcast services and solutions for our clients and Member organisations.”
Marco Tinnirello added: “I am delighted to be joining EMS and look forward to working with a team and organisation that is so highly regarded in our industry. That excellent reputation is well earned and is a result of the talent within EBU and EMS successfully delivering high quality services for many years”.
“The media industry continues to see an unprecedented amount of change, and with that change come great opportunities. EMS’ track record puts it in a wonderful position to be able to deliver new digital products and services to help media organisations succeed in this ever-evolving broadcast space.”
Tinnirello replaces Graham Warren who retired from the EBU this month. He will join on July 1st.