Discovery’s Yuko Suguro joins TVT as head of operations

TVT has announced the appointment of Yuko Suguro as Head of Operations in Japan. Suguro joins from Discovery where she was one of the team that launched the channel in the region, and brings to the new role over twenty years’ experience of operational and technical management.

Suguro joined Discovery in 1996 and has held senior operations management roles within the business over the last two decades, most recently as Manager, Operations where she oversaw satellite network and domestic delivery operations. This included managing post-production, live show, playout and delivery, all within a bilingual environment. Her new role at TVT will take her expertise in broadcast operations, putting her in charge of engineering and operations. Her technical leadership will bolster TVT’s business in Japan, which supports international providers in delivering their content in the region.

TVT provides specialist media services that enable broadcasters and content owners to overcome the complexities of creative content versioning and international compliance. Japan has become a key market for TVT as content becomes increasingly globalised. The company already has an established offering in the region, working with customers like BBC World News, A+E Networks and Hulu.

Ian Brotherston, CEO, TVT comments: “Yuko brings with her extensive experience in managing media delivery and operations for one of the world’s leading broadcasters. Her experience at Discovery has given her invaluable knowledge of the technical and operational challenges of bringing international content to the Japanese market. Her appointment is a significant step for TVT as we continue to grow our presence and support an increasing number of broadcasters and content owners that distribute their content to Asian audiences.”

Yuko Suguro adds, “TVT are proven experts in helping many leading international broadcasters to efficiently deliver their content to the Japanese market. It is one of the few businesses in this field to offer a truly international service that supports a twenty-four-hour turnaround, enabling broadcasters and content owners to reach and engage Japanese audiences. I am thrilled to join the team at an exciting time for the business.”

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