About me

I am an Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning content producer turned digital distribution specialist, with a particular focus on new disruptive technologies impacting traditional or changing industries.

I am the Founder and CEO of Colony: a global video streaming platform connecting content owners to passionate fans through an innovative end-to-end technology solution, data insights and curation. Colony is powered by proprietary technology platform Cortex which pushes the boundaries of video streaming globally. In 2016, Colony was recognised in the Everline Future 50, British Small Business Awards, Digital Entrepreneur Awards, Screen Awards, TMT Media Awards, Drum’s DADI Awards, Drum Online Media Awards, First Women Awards and Startups 100. The business was profiled in media ranging from The Times to Forbes to Harpers Bazaar. Colony is venture-backed by Archer Gray, Firestartr, The London Co-Investment Fund, Essex Innovation (GV Advisors), Seedcamp and international Angels.

Prior to founding Colony in 2013, I founded ZoneFutures: a digital products innovator backed by one of the UK’s leading digital agencies, Zone. In 2012, I was made a Fellow of the International Creative Entrepreneurs Programme, based in Australia working on digital strategy for the Arts with FORM. From 2010-2012, I was Head of Content at Twig, an ed-tech and VOD platform, now sold in 80 countries and 15 languages. And from 2004-2010, I founded and ran Clarity Productions, specialising in factual programming from around the world, broadcast on UK and international television.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of BAFTA and the British Screen Advisory Council, and was voted in the British Interactive Media Association ‘Hot 100’ 2014.

Follow me on twitter: @sarahtierney.  Connect on LinkedIn.

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