Veteran television executive Charlie Collier is exiting his post as CEO of Fox Entertainment Group to join Roku as President of Roku Media. Collier will oversee the growth and evolution of Roku Media globally, which includes ad sales and Roku’s ad platform business as well as content for Roku’s owned and operated channels, including The Roku Channel.
According to the company, under Collier’s leadership, Roku Media will reinforce Roku’s commitment to serving advertisers, content partners, and consumers across Roku’s market-leading streaming platform. The move will be effective in late October and the executive will be based in New York.
“Roku is a pioneer in streaming television and has achieved scale and significant relationships with our partners that will continue to be unique and valuable at this pivotal time in the industry. As a partner of Roku, I’ve seen firsthand the power and potential the platform provides advertisers, partners, content creators, and consumers. I’m eager to work with Roku’s talented team to continue to innovate, grow, and bring the company and its partners to the next level,” Collier declared.
Collier brings over 25 years of experience in media business leadership and transformation. He currently serves as the CEO of Fox Entertainment Group, where he is responsible for driving the overall vision and business at Fox Entertainment. He oversees the Fox network, Fox Alternative Entertainment, and Fox Entertainment Studios. He also has helped lead several other business transformation initiatives, notably the acquisition of AVOD streaming service Tubi TV, the founding of Studio Ramsay Global, the launch of Blockchain Creative Labs, and the acquisitions of Bento Box Entertainment, and indie studio MarVista Entertainment. Previously, he held senior roles at AMC Network, Court TV, Oxygen, and A+E Networks. During his tenure at Fox and AMC, both networks experienced increases in key business metrics, including ad revenue and ratings, Emmy Award-winning programming, and expansion of their digital platforms.
Collier joins Roku as part of a larger restructuring, with the streaming technology company also announcing that Mustafa Ozgen and Gidon Katz are being elevated from their current Senior Vice President roles at the company. Ozgen will now serve as President of Devices, and Katz will now serve as President of Consumer Experience. Collier, Ozgen, and Katz will report to Anthony Wood, Founder and CEO of Roku.
“As Roku grows internationally, these positions will help bring more focus to key areas of our business as the global shift to streaming continues. Charlie, Mustafa, and Gidon bring extensive industry knowledge and leadership experience to Roku. I look forward to working with them and their teams as we continue to innovate and build our position as the number one TV streaming platform in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and our overall global footprint,” Wood said.
Roku is a pioneer in streaming television and has achieved scale and significant relationships with our partners that will continue to be unique and valuable at this pivotal time in the industry.” Charlie Collier President of Roku Media