PLACEMENT | Gareth Smart, Viasat World

    Lumina is delighted to announce our latest senior executive placement at Viasat World. Gareth Smart has taken on the role of Business Strategy and Development Director.

    He joins from Samsung, where he was the Head of Sports Media and Entertainment. There he was responsible for their European Media solutions, and managing the content on their range of devices. Previously, he worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment where he was accountable for commercial deals across EMEA and the Latin American regions.

    Viasat World offers 27 Pay TV Channels and On Demand services in 47 countries, with a wide variety of movies, factual and sports branded content. They currently have over 100 million subscribers worldwide. Gareth will work closely with the VP Commercial to stimulate the growth of a world-class creative and digital economy in the Pay TV regions, and to access new markets both nationally and internationally. He will be responsible for analysing market data, identifying opportunities to grow and developing business plans, and managing implementation plans for new business launches.

    We wish Gareth and Viasat World every success and look forward to following their development.