Red Bee appoints James Arnold as chief executive

Red Bee Media has promoted James Arnold to the role of chief executive. Arnold was chief commercial officer at Red Bee for almost nine years and prior to that, held the role of director commercial and legal affairs for a similar amount of time. He takes over as CEO from Steve Nylund.

“James was there from the very beginning of Red Bee Media and is the right leader to take the business to the next level,” said Åsa Tamsons, Ericsson senior vice president, Business Area Technologies & New Businesses and Red Bee Media chairperson.

“The media landscape is changing faster than ever, and broadcasters and content providers of all types need to deliver ground-breaking services to consumers while minimising costs and risk. James has unrivalled experience leading customer centric teams to deliver great results. I’m looking forward to working with him as he drives Red Bee Media through its next exciting phase.”

As CEO, Arnold has been tasked with “leading the next phase of growth, building on the company’s deep roots and proven expertise supporting the world’s leading broadcasters, streaming services, sports leagues and media brands”.

Arnold added: “I’m hugely honoured and excited to lead Red Bee Media at such a pivotal period of transformation in the media industry.

“Ever since the company’s foundations, our mission has always been to bring the best service and technology expertise to the most creative minds in media. The collective passion, ingenuity and commitment of our people is the engine behind that commitment.

“In 2023, the importance of partnerships in media has never been greater. Market acceleration brings increased complexity, risk and unpredictability, and media companies need proven and reliable technology partnerships to capture new revenue opportunities and secure sustainable business growth. We’re ready to empower even more incredible success for our customers, this year and beyond.”

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