Peter Hutton leaves ESPN Star Sports; to join MP & Silva

Peter Hutton leaves ESPN Star Sports; to join MP & Silva

MUMBAI: Longtime sports broadcast executive and managing director ESPN Star Sports Peter Hutton has put in his papers. He has been appointed COO of the MP & Silva Group and he is slated to join its London office in July. The company specialises in distributing television rights for sports federations, leagues and clubs globally.

Hutton had joined ESPN Star Sports in 2012. Prior to this, he was senior VP sports for Fox International Channels. He then relocated to Asia last year to head Star?s sports business in the region after Disney and News Corp called off their JV.

Prior to that in 2002 Hutton helped shake up the Indian sports broadcasting business by helping start Taj Television which ran Ten Sports. He became COO before helping to finalise the sale of Taj Television to Zee.

 

MP & Silva Group CEO Andrea Radrizzani said, "We are very glad to welcome Peter to work with us at MP & Silva. Peter has over 30 years of sports broadcasting experience and he is the perfect person to join MP & Silva?s leadership team to help the group into our next phase of commercial expansion."

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