London-headquartered content services firm TVT has bolstered its presence in Japan with the appointment of Yuko Suguro to the newly created role of head of operations.

Suguro joins TVT from Discovery, which she joined in 1996. She has held senior operations management roles within the business over the last two decades, most recently as manager, operations where she oversaw satellite network and domestic delivery operations. She was also part of the team that launched the channel in the region.

TVT chief executive Ian Brotherston said: “Yuko brings with her extensive experience in managing media delivery and operations for one of the world’s leading broadcasters.

“Her experience at Discovery has given her invaluable knowledge of the technical and operational challenges of bringing international content to the Japanese market.

“Her appointment is a significant step for TVT as we continue to grow our presence and support an increasing number of broadcasters and content owners that distribute their content to Asian audiences.”