The new role is a result of the company's efforts to strengthen its streaming and mobile businesses. President of streaming and COO of VCNI, Kelly Day, to whom Jollet reports to, has been given an expanded President of streaming for VCNI.
ViacomCBS Networks International has promoted Olivier Jollet to a new senior position, created to strengthen the company’s streaming and mobile businesses. “Olivier’s digital expertise and business acumen are critical to our senior leadership team as we expand our integrated ecosystem and continue to deliver an exceptional consumer entertainment experience,” Kelly Day, President of streaming and COO of VCNI, said.
In the role of senior VP of strategy and business development, streaming and head of mobile for VCNI, Jollet will report to Day and Jeff Shultz, chief strategy officer, and chief business development officer of streaming for ViacomCBS. “Streaming and mobile are key areas for our future success as the company embarks on an aggressive phase of digital transformation,” Jollet said.
The new role is the latest move for Jollet in a series of months, after the former MD of Europe for Pluto TV, which ViacomCBS acquired for USD 340 million in 2019 was selected as head of VCNI’s restructured AVOD and SVOD operations in 2020 as SVP of growing business across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. With our great services and amazing content, there are many ways to engage our audiences and partners across the world," Jollet said. "I thoroughly look forward to leveraging the momentum to drive scale and strategic growth for our business in the streaming and mobile space.”
As part of the modificatins, Day took on her expanded role as president of streaming for VCNI, overseeing all digital and streaming platforms outside of the US. ViacomCBS subsequently appointed Raffaele Annecchino to become president and CEO at its international division, replacing David Lynn late last year. ViacomCBS also named Pluto TV’s CEO Tom Ryan as president & CEO of ViacomCBS Streaming, overseeing CBS All Access, which will relaunch as Paramount+ in the US, the Nordics, Australia, and Canada from 4 March.
Olivier’s digital expertise and business acumen are critical to our senior leadership team as we expand our integrated ecosystem and continue to deliver an exceptional consumer entertainment experience.” Kelly Day President, Streaming, COO, VCNI