Matt Rennie appointed new MD Box TV


Channel 4 today announced it has appointed Matt Rennie to the role of Managing Director for Box Television, reporting to the Board of the joint venture with Bauer, and Channel 4’s Director of Commercial & Business Development, Sarah Rose.

In this role, Matt will be responsible for managing the entire Box TV portfolio comprised of seven music TV channels - 4Music, The Box, Kiss, Kerrang!, Magic, Heat and Smash Hits –and will directly lead the commercial development strategy across platforms, advertisers, record labels and shareholders to grow the business.

Matt joins from Global Radio where he was Enterprise Director overseeing non-core revenue, new ventures and customer data strategy. As part of this remit, Matt was accountable for Global Music Television, Heart Bingo, record/CD releases and book publishing activities. He brings a wealth of experience from previous senior commercial and business development roles held at SeeSaw, Virgin Media, Warner Music and Channel 4.

Sarah Rose said: “Matt is a talented and highly respected music executive with a strong background in digital, broadcasting and music. We look forward to having him on board to take the Box TV business forward in this rapidly changing media and music landscape.”

Matt Rennie said: "I'm thrilled to be offered this opportunity to join the team at Box TV. As the music industry continues to work through massive change and disruption, there are some significant challenges, but also huge opportunities to build and develop this fantastic business. I can't wait to lead Box TV into its next phase of innovation and growth."

Matt will take up his new post on Monday 7th October, replacing Gidon Katz.

Notes to editors

  • The Board of Box Television, which Matt will join, is currently comprised of: Paul Keenan, CEO, Bauer; Dee Ford, MD, Bauer Radio UK; Karen Stacey, Sales Director, Bauer; Chris Evans, FD, Bauer; Jonathan Allan, Sales Director, Channel 4; Sarah Rose, Commercial & Business Development Director, Channel 4; Glyn Isherwood, FD, Channel 4; Dave Young, Programming Director, Box TV; and Scott Monks, Operations Director, Box TV

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