Speaker Nicholas Savage

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Nicholas Savage

SVP of Digital Distribution and Strategy


As SVP of Digital Distribution and Strategy at NBCUniversal, Nicholas Savage heads up the company’s international AVOD strategy. Covering distribution for all short-form and long-form distribution to global platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. To this role he brings a wealth of executive leadership and commercial experience in the ad-funded digital content space. In 2010, he was handed full operational oversight at the London based multi-channel network Base79 (lead investor The Chernin Group). Where as a founding executive team member he served as Head of Global Operations and Partnerships working with a diverse portfolio of global rights holders including The FA, BBC, 21st Century Fox and Associated Press. Helping grow the business into key international markets including New York, LA and Paris and securing a successful exit through acquisition to UK listed company Rightster PLC. In 2014 he joined Brave Bison as Chief Services & Delivery officer where he was responsible for global content partnerships, distribution and operations.

Speaking on: AVOD and FAST channels: executives weigh in on opportunities for growth

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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