OneFootball appoints Nikolaus von Doetinchem to lead OTT streaming and media rights business
Nikolaus von Doetinchem has been appointed vice president OTT streaming & media rights at OneFootball, effective 19 April. In his new role, von Doetinchem will oversee the football media platform’s live streaming and on-demand content offering and drive its media rights business.
He joins at a time of rapid expansion; OneFootball has recently announced OTT partnerships with, among others, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Scottish Professional Football League and Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League and discussions are at an advanced stage with a host of new league and federation partners.
von Doetinchem brings a wealth of experience to the role following an extensive career of more than 20 years working within the sports media rights industry. This includes his previous role as president of media at Sportfive.
Lucas von Cranach, CEO and founder of OneFootball, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Nikolaus to OneFootball and I have no doubt that with his experience and leadership our ambitious growth plans will be further accelerated. The way fans engage with football continues to change and OTT streaming is an area we will actively be developing by offering leagues and federations around the world new ways to connect with their fans through their content.”
von Doetinchem said: “The football media landscape continues to rapidly evolve and OneFootball is perfectly positioned to work with rights owners, platforms and broadcasters to provide fans around the world with an unrivalled OTT streaming offering. I look forward to working alongside Lucas and the OneFootball team in the years ahead.”
The appointment solidifies OneFootball’s unique position within the football media ecosystem following the recent confirmation of Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Olympique de Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid and the German Football Association as shareholders.