Carlos Fernández will occupy the position of CEO of Thema America, Rivet’s former role

Thema América, a company of the Canal+ group, announced two new appointments: Patrick Rivet was promoted to CEO of Thema globally and Carlos Fernández takes over as CEO of Thema América, in charge of the distribution of the group’s thematic and ethnic channels for the Americas.

Patrick Rivet, CEO of Thema, said, “I am very excited to take on this new professional challenge as part of the great team at Thema. The potential of our brands and products is immense, so in this new role I look forward to being part of the digital transformation in the distribution efforts of our wonderful content”.

Carlos Fernández, CEO of Thema America, said, “I enthusiastically welcome this new challenge, with all the desire to promote greater visibility, for all our excellent audiovisual assets in Spanish-speaking territories.”

Patrick Rivet comes from serving as CEO of Thema America, where he was able to forge strong relationships with key partners in the TV industry. In addition, he closed important agreements with large operators in LatAm and the US, positioning Thema in LatAm, Spain and the US Hispanic market as the undisputed leader in the world audiovisual market. For his part, Carlos Fernández joined Thema América in 2016 where he has been serving as Director of Finance.

Among the new responsibilities that the executives will assume are the growth and promotion of distribution activities both in the Americas and globally of Thema’s thematic, ethnic and digital channels.