TV Network COO
Chief Operating Officer
The Firm Diversified global media and telecommunications company
Location Kabul, Afghanistan
Officer in Charge Tony Filson
Executive Search Firm Filcro Media Staffing (HAIR Group) (CONUS)
Reporting to (CEO) Chief Executive Officer (OCONUS)
The parent company CEO initiated contact with Tony Filson in New York to identify, recruit and attract a gifted broadcasting COO with related MENA leadership experience to meet the business goals related to International TV Network Operations in Kabul, Afghanistan
This Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing all aspects of commercial broadcast business and operations would be working in a unique, demanding and developing media market, requiring special skills and acumen.
As COO this executive would lead a newly created media broadcasting subsidiary of the parent company in all TV network businesses to bring this digital terrestrial broadcast TV Network to fruition overseeing all lines of business.
With an aggressive role out schedule, this COO will facilitate countrywide DVB-T2 standards in Afghanistan while building a world-class TV broadcasting entity.
Challenges facing the new COO
Establishing, negotiating and maintaining business, technical and creative contracts with national and international broadcast networks and business partners
Coordinating with vendors and service providers to create, maintain and expand the digital television platform for current and future capabilities
Oversee all technical transmission and broadcast operations and engineering aspects including signaling to and from current networks, NOC and head-end.
Building distribution hubs for STB’s to various distributors
Creating customer care and service functions
Reporting based on aggressive benchmarks to forecast TV Network business activity and financial position(s) based on present and expected operations
Working collaboratively with senior leadership of the parent company and offer guidance in a unique emerging market
Oversee and report all financial activities of cash management, general accounting, disbursement (accounts payable, payroll), commercial billing, accounts receivable, and tax administration; including revenue collection through telecommunication providers and business partners.
Oversee all corporate reporting to local and national regulatory bodies.
Executive Search Ecology
Tony Filson functioning as Officer in Charge of Search (OIC), had worked extensively in the MENA recruiting and relocating broadcasting executives from global media markets to bring similar broadcast entities to fruition. The CEO wanted a firm that could hit the ground running.
The CEO of the parent company had numerous concerns that were alleviated based on Filcro Media Staffing’s record of success in unique MENA, LATAM and EU broadcasting markets that faced similar challenges at TV Network and Telecom inception.
With an aggressive cadence required for TV Network roll-out based on budgets, regulatory and legislative considerations, the CEO was seeking a COO with a history of proven efficacy in the region as unique challenges would need to be managed by a strong leader familiar with Afghanistan and the MENA as a whole.
The OIC had recently completed similar TV Network searches in the MENA for C level broadcasting executives and was able to identify the top three broadcasting executives globally who could meet the CEO’s aggressive cadence.
Within (8) weeks of Filcro Media Staffing being retained the proper TV Network COO for Kabul was identified, recruited, attracted and contracts finalized.
Transition in theater was successful and all objectives were met expeditiously.
Executive Profile of the New TV Network COO
Some information associated with the TV Network COO has been redacted. Clients seeking additional information, with similar interests, are encouraged to contact the Officer in Charge of this search.
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