Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier is leaving the US linear network to join Roku as the new president of Roku Media.
Collier will assume the New York-based role in late October, overseeing Roku’s ad sales and ad platform business, as well as content for channels owned and operated by Roku, including The Roku Channel.
He assumed his current role in 2018 and is responsible for driving the overall vision and business of FOX Entertainment, overseeing Fox Networks, Fox Alternative Entertainment and Fox Entertainment Studios. During his tenure, he has overseen the acquisitions of Tubi, TMZ, Bento Box Entertainment, MarVista Entertainment, and the launch of Studio Ramsay Global and Blockchain Creative Labs.
Prior to joining Fox, he served as President and General Manager of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, overseeing the creative and business operations of all three divisions. He has also held senior positions at Court TV, Oxygen, and He A&E Networks.
Alison Levin, Vice President of Advertising Revenue and Marketing Solutions at Roku Media. Louqman Parampath, Vice President of Advertising Products. Mirjam Laux, Vice President of International Advertising and Content. And Rob Holmes, vice president of programming, will all report directly to Collier. He will also work with Tedd Cittadine, Content’s Vice President of Partnerships, and Gil Fuchsberg, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, on commercial strategy.
Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood said: “He is a proven leader who brings extensive experience, an evolving business history, strong creative instincts, people relationships and a track record of driving revenue and growth. He will play an integral role in bringing the
“Roku is a pioneer in streaming TV and has achieved scale and key relationships with partners that remain unique and valuable at this pivotal time in the industry,” Collier added. As a partner, we have seen first-hand the power and possibilities that Roku offers to advertisers, partners, content creators and consumers.”
Roku also announced the promotion of Mustafa Ozgen and Gidon Katz from their current senior vice president positions. Ozgen will serve as president of the device division, while Katz will serve as president of the consumer and experience division. Collier, Osgen and Katz will report to Roku Founder and CEO Anthony Wood.