About me

Multi-format content strategy, production and distribution expert with leadership roles in traditional and digital media, and consumer internet. Passionate and proven transformation champion for disruptive forms of distribution, audience engagement, asset monetisation and digital technology in media.

Currently Founder and CEO of Colony: a global video streaming platform connecting content owners to engaged audiences through extra content, data insights, and award-winning proprietary technology.

A B2B2C marketplace, Colony works with content owners across the world to deliver unique, content rich experiences to engaged film audiences. Launched in public beta in Spring 2015, the platform has attracted registered users in 130 countries.

In 2016/17, Colony was recognised in the Everline Future 50 Awards, British Small Business Awards, Digital Entrepreneur Awards, Screen Awards, TMT Media Awards, Drum’s DADI Awards, Drum Online Media Awards, First Women Awards, and the UK’s Startups 100 two years running. The business was profiled in media ranging from The Times to Forbes to Harpers Bazaar.

Previously Founder of ZoneFutures, a digital products innovator backed by one of the UK’s leading digital agencies, Zone; Fellow of the International Creative Entrepreneurs Programme; Head of Content at Twig, an ed-tech and VOD platform, now sold in 80 countries and 15 languages; and Founder of Clarity Productions, specialising in factual programming from around the world, broadcast on UK and international television.

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of BAFTA and the British Screen Advisory Council. Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winner from early career as a film and television producer.

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

 

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