Managing Director, The Box Plus Network
Matt Rennie is Managing Director at The Box Plus Network, the UK’s most-watched music video network, where he leads the company’s creative and commercial strategies.
A veteran of the music and TV industries, Matt was previously at Global Radio, where he ran Classic FM’s record label and established its TV business and customer data strategy.
Prior to this, Matt also held roles at online TV service SeeSaw, Homechoice (now TalkTalk), Virgin Media, Channel 4 and Warner Music Group (WMG). At Virgin Media, Matt set up the Music Video On Demand product and managed key partnerships with the likes of Viacom and Setanta, including executing a deal taking Premier League football back to non-premium TV customers for the first time in fifteen years.
During 6 years in key commercial roles at both the International and UK companies of WMG, Matt executed the first mobile network operator / record label deal in the UK market and set in motion the organisational focus on wireless as a key distribution platform.
Whilst working on a large number of online and wireless distribution partnerships (Napster, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Nokia) Matt was key in setting up digital business for WMG in UK and Europe which culminated in spearheading the launch of iTunes in Europe on behalf of WMG.
Matt enjoys spending time with his family and is a keen music lover, having started his music career as a drum and bass / happy hardcore DJ and club night manager. He is a fitness enthusiast and is looking forward to a Bear Grylls survival ‘holiday’ this summer on a remote Scottish island.