Former IMG exec to head Tok.tv football play
Editor | 25 September 2014
As part of its strategy to increase growth in the global football market, Tok.tv has appointed Jeff Slack as partner and executive vice president of the second screen and social TV company specialist.
Tok.tv already has some prestigious sports accounts and has been the driving force behind TOK Baseball and Juventus Live, the first voice enabled second screen TV companion apps. Its new executive joins from sports marketing giant IMG, where he was senior vice president, global football.
A sports executive with nearly two decades of experience in athlete management, sports investments and content creation and distribution. Slack ran the global football business including leading the development of the Indian Super League and the partnership with the Chinese Super League. Prior to that, Slack established and managed the European operations for the Wasserman Media Group after four years serving as CEO of legendary Italian football team Internazionale.
Slack will be based in the new Tok.tv office in London reporting to Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Fabrizio Capobianco who, commenting on the appointment said: "As Tok.tv attracts the attention of major football clubs across the world, there is no better person to help shape the future of social TV in the global football market than Jeff Slack...His expertise, knowledge and relationships across Europe are exactly the qualities Tok.tv needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth."
"Tok.tv is one of those rare companies that is changing the landscape of sport and I couldn't be more excited to be joining," Slack added. "A big part of my role is to accelerate growth in the global football market and the opportunities ahead are vast."