Head of Sport and International Media Partnerships – META
Peter Hutton is currently in charge of the Meta sports team as Head of Sport and International Media Partnerships, based out of Menlo Park, California and working across all the Meta platforms – Instagram, Whats App, Messenger, Oculus and Facebook itself.
His career has been a unique journey, starting as an award winning radio and TV journalist. He was one of the first faces on Sky Sports in the UK, reporting on presenting on multiple sports after originally starting as a 16 year old radio commentator in the North of England.
In 1993, he was the first producer of the world soccer programme “Futbol Mundial’, launching a weekly football show that was shown in over 100 countries. He then became the first employee of the International Management Group in India, where he built the country’s largest sports and entertainment company and directed both international cricket and Bollywood music content.
In 2002, he founded the Ten Sports channel in Dubai, which became the most viewed sports channel in the sub-continent and also produced channels for North America, the Middle East and South East Asia. He was CEO of the business when it was sold to Zee TV in 2010.
He spent the next 5 years with News Corporation, where he helped launch the international Fox Sports business, launching channels in South America and Africa as well as purchasing Asia’s largest sports channel in ESPN-Star Sports, and, as CEO, rebranding the channel as Fox.
After a spell as CEO of sports agency MP and Silva, he became CEO of Europe’s biggest sports channel Eurosport under their new owners Discovery. A successful 4 year spell at the channel included winning the worldwide TV sports award for “executive of the year’ and acquiring pan European Olympic rights for Discovery.
In 2019 he left Eurosport to take over a new role at Facebook, where he now manages the company’s sports group.