ITVS GE Alum to Head eOne’s EMEA Sales Team


Entertainment One (eOne) has named Dan Gopal, a former ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) distribution exec, as executive VP of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

In his newly created role, Gopal will work under Stuart Baxter, the president of eOne Television International. He will lead all EMEA film and television content sales efforts to broadcasters and OTT platforms for free TV, pay TV, SVOD and AVOD. eOne’s EMEA sales team in London and the other European sales operations will report to Gopal.

Before this appointment, Gopal oversaw ITVS GE’s commercial team responsible for all TV, digital and home-entertainment sales for the entire ITV Studios portfolio across EMEA. Earlier in his career, he held commercial and strategy positions within media distribution at The Walt Disney Company before launching and managing Miramax’s EMEA distribution business.

“As the company continues to invest more in content and creative partnerships, we need a bigger and stronger distribution team to drive our commercial growth,” commented Baxter. “Dan’s experience at ITV, Disney and Miramax as well as his relationships across Europe will be invaluable.”

“I am really excited to be joining eOne at this time, as they continue to invest in, create and distribute must-see content from their ever-evolving lineup of creative partnerships,” added Gopal. “The opportunity to work with Stuart and the fantastic team in Europe was too good to pass up; and I look forward to helping grow the business and ultimately the linear and digital audience for their incredible slate of first-class films and television series.”