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UTV Ireland hire new trading boss

Monday, August 11 11:53:13

Matt Williams has been appointed as UTV's Group Director of Trading (Ireland), based in Dublin as the new station gears up for launch.

He will be responsible for the development, implementation and optimisation of trading strategies across television, as well as the further development of UTV Group multi-platform trading in Ireland.

Mr williams has a more than 20 years of commercial trading experience - most recently as Head of Trading with TV3, where he was responsible for strategy and commercial revenue negotiations. He started his career with STV in London, spent 16 years with ITV and moved to Dublin in 2003 to set up commercial operations for Viacom across its suite of channels, including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central.

"UTV is an excellent business that has grown considerably in recent years. The introduction of UTV Ireland is an extremely positive development for the broadcasting industry in Ireland and I am delighted to be a part of the expanding team at UTV's Dublin headquarters," Mr Williams said.

John McCann, Group Chief Executive, UTV Media plc said: "I am delighted to welcome Matt to UTV at this very exciting time for the Group with the launch of UTV Ireland this January. Matt has significant commercial experience in broadcasting bringing a wealth of knowledge to this new role as Group Director of Trading (Ireland)."

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