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Former Scripps controller joins TVT as VP of Finance

Richard Bains from Scripps Networks to join TVT as VP of Finance to drive business growth in the UK and internationally

London, 11 November 2016 – TVT, the leading independent media services and post-production house, today announces the appointment of Richard Bains as VP of Finance. Bains joins from Scripps Networks where he held the position of Group Financial Controller, bringing with him invaluable experience managing finance client-side and on behalf of global TV and production companies.

With over 15 years experience, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge of leading and managing finance and growth for some of the biggest and best media companies to the role. He has held a string of senior financial positions for companies including Freemantle Media, Warner Bros. Productions, BBC Global News, Zodiak Entertainment and most recently Scripps Networks, where he led the integration of separate business units in multiple territories such as India, Russia and the UK.

Commenting on the appointment, Ian Brotherston, TVT CEO says, “Richard is a highly experienced and talented financial expert who has a lot to bring to the role of VP of Finance here at TVT. Having previously held senior positions at a number of TVT’s customers such as Scripps and BBC Global News, he really understands the synergy between our clients and us. I am excited to welcome him to the TVT team and believe he will play an important role as we look to capitalise on new opportunities on an international scale.”

One of the world’s fastest growing digital media services and post-production providers, TVT provides a complete service from ingest through media management to online distribution. With a worldwide reach, TVT services the needs of many globally recognised media organisations including Netflix, BBC World News, UKTV, Arts+Entertainment, Scripps Networks, BBC Worldwide and Hulu Japan from offices in London, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney.

Richard commented, “From my time at Scripps Networks I have been able to see TVT’s work in action and know just how strong the team and offering is in the media services sector. This is an exciting time for the business as it looks to build on its experience and grow in its core markets across the globe. I am looking forward to joining and applying my expertise to help drive this.”

Richard will start his new role at TVT in January 2017.


About TVT

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Chiswick, West London, TVT is one of the world’s fastest growing digital media services and post-production providers. TVT offers end-to-end services from ingest through media management to online distribution, as well as specialist products for international re-versioning, translation, subtitling, dubbing legal compliance and digital archiving. Through offices in Asia, Europe and North America, TVT partners with a growing roster of broadcasters, channels and content owners including the BBC, Netflix, MediaCorp, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, RTM, Scripps Networks and British network UKTV