Smyth previous role before he joined Beyond Rights was founder and CEO of UK-based multi-channel AVoD service YouLook.tv.
Prior to that he worked at both Twentieth Century Fox, latterly as senior VP and MD, and at UK pay TV channel Sky One, where he was head of acquisitions. He has also worked at both the BBC and ITV.
A Banijay Rights representative said Smyth had “made a significant contribution to the company through his strong and effective leadership. We’d like to thank him for his hard work and commitment to the business and wish him all the best with his future endeavours.”
“The move comes as Banijay embarks on integrating Beyond International Limited into its existing group.”Banijay’s deal for Beyond, first announced in October, was rumoured to be worth over US$30m.
Beyond Rights was formed at the start of 2020 when Australia-based parent company Beyond International merged its London-based sales house, Beyond Distribution, with TCB Media Rights, the independent distributor it acquired out of the wreckage of Canadian media group Kew Media.