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David Smyth

Consultant, Bentfield Media

David runs a media consultancy business focusing on co-production, content acquisition / distribution, and new digital ventures.  Previously he was CEO of Beyond Rights from 2021 until its sale to Banijay in 2023.  He launched UK-based AVOD platform in 2020, which is now a collection of FAST channels in the Nordics. 

Prior to that he spent 10 years at Twentieth Century Fox TV distribution, latterly as MD of the London office, and 9 years at Sky where he served as Head of Acquisitions for Sky 1.  His earlier career was spent as a scheduler at the BBC, and as an audience researcher at ITV (Carlton).