Green.TV, a production and distribution house dedicated to the sustainability, conservation and the clean tech sector, has opened a new office in Bristol and appointed a new managing director.
The global digital video network, which has worked with names such as Nissan Europe, the UN, Cisco, WWF and the National Trust, is aiming to position itself as the ‘Netflix for green content’ and the world leader in providing factual entertainment for people who want to live more sustainable lives.
Green.TV has opened a base in the current European Green Capital, Bristol, and announced the appointment of social video expert, Rich Keith, in the new role of managing director with a brief to build on and expand the company’s digital video network. Previously the general manager at the YouTube networks Yogscast, Rich has more than 17 years’ experience running media brands.
“I’m really excited to be expanding Green.TV’s operations to Bristol. Not only is it the European Green Capital, the Bristol area has an amazing creative digital focus, recently being named as the biggest digital cluster outside of London,” said Keith.
“We have a clear vision for Green.TV to build on its market leading position and create a true world leader in providing digital video on demand for factual green content. There is no better place than Bristol for us to fulfil this vision.”
Green.TV has a core team of seven in the UK and one in Geneva but works with a wider group of freelancers. The firm expects to double the core team in the next year with most of the recruitment happening in Bristol.
Green.TV founder, Ade Thomas, said: “This is an exciting time for Green.TV. We have ambitious plans and I am confident that, with our new base in Bristol, and the appointment of a world class talent in Rich Keith, we’re well on course to achieve that. Bristol has long been defined as a centre of world trade and Green.TV is proud to be a small part of continuing that story.”
David Maher Roberts, digital sector specialist at Invest Bristol and Bath, added: “The Bristol and Bath region is renowned for its rich heritage in TV and filmmaking, and is home to a world-class cluster spanning the high-tech, creative and digital sectors, as well as a plethora of innovative green tech-focused businesses. So it is no surprise that Green. TV has found in Bristol the perfect combination of expertise to help propel its growth plans.”
Image: Green.TV worked with Nissan Europe to create compelling video content for the company¹s LEAF electric car range, including a green tour of Bristol, which featured shots from Luke Jerram’s Withdrawn exhibition.