…With Massive’s Downey Stepping Down
By Jonathan Easton
Sports and entertainment technology provider Deltatre has announced that Ron Downey will step down from his position as president of the company’s OTT division and that he will be replaced by live division president Gilles Mas.
Downey was previously the CEO and co-founder of UK-based OTT firm Massive, acquired by Deltatre in November 2018. He will remain on the board and act as a strategic advisor.
Mas has been with Deltatre for close to seven years, and currently is responsible for driving the company’s live strategy working with top sports leagues and broadcasters such as the English Premier League and the BBC. The company said that he is “a proven sport and media leader with two decades of history empowering high-performing specialist teams”.
Prior to joining Deltatre, Mas spent a decade at UEFA in a number of senior roles.
In a knock-on effect, president of Deltatre’s Digital division, Tony Page will take over Mas’s Live division responsibilities while maintaining his current accountabilities.
Commenting on his move, Downey said: “This is the next logical step in the evolution of Deltatre post-merger with Massive. We are now one strong integrated company – leading our category globally, and I’m delighted to be able to continue my support for the group through continued involvement on the board and as an advisor.”
Deltatre CEO and Co-founder, Giampiero Rinaudo said: “The fact that this integration happened so positively and so quickly is a testament to Deltatre’s strong management team and the similarity of Deltatre’s and Massive’s cultures. All this would not have been possible without Ron’s full support and commitment, and we are very happy that he will continue to be involved in our future. OTT is our biggest division, and Gilles, who has managed our Football and Live divisions exceptionally well is the perfect candidate to succeed Ron.
“Tony is the ideal leader to guide the Live and Digital divisions toward further integration of the Digital, Data and Broadcast world that we all see happening. This smooth senior management transition demonstrates the solidity of the group and our ability to constantly manage change and achieve growth, even during COVID-19 with more than 1000 people working from home.” https://www.digitaltveurope.com