Patrice Courtaban serves as Chief Operating Officer for all TV5MONDE operations in the USA including distribution, marketing and programming development. TV5MONDE is one the world’s largest television networks reaching 364 million homes in nearly 200 countries. As the COO, he’s orchestrated the growth of TV5MONDE US subsidiary from its inception. Today TV5MONDE USA is one of the most widely distributed international pay-tv channels in America, available to nearly 50 million US cable, satellite and OTT homes.
Mr. Courtaban successfully developed and launched six new television services under the TV5MONDE umbrella and leads the company’s digital strategy. Prior to serving as COO of TV5MONDE USA, he oversaw operations for TV5MONDE in Eastern, Central & Northern Europe. Mr. Courtaban has worked in more than 20 countries and has 15+ years experience launching, expanding and distributing new media products across established and emerging platforms. He is an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Courtaban is currently a Board member of both NATPE and Silicon Valley based startup Liveplex.