UK-based digital content studio and media network Little Dot Studios has appointed Richard Young as Managing Director of History Hit and FAST.

Young’s remit will expand to include both his current role as Little Dot Studios’ Director of FAST and OTT Platforms, as well as spearheading History Hit, the podcast, SVOD and content platform founded by historian Dan Snow and acquired by Little Dot Studios in 2020.

3. Little Dot. Rich Young

Rich Young, Little Dot Studios

Reporting to Little Dot Studios CEO Dan Jones, Young will be responsible for continuing to manage Little Dot Studios’ FAST channels across numerous platforms in over 20 territories, and growing its ad network which monetises partners’ FAST advertising inventory.

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Alongside this, Young will assume Managing Director responsibility for History Hit, working closely with Snow and the department heads responsible for the platform.

History Hit TV’s SVOD service offers over 500 original documentaries, interviews and films. It also has an archive of over 2,500 podcasts. It is one of Little Dot Studios’ eight owned and operated FAST channels available across major streaming platforms.

Dan Jones, CEO of Little Dot Studios said: “Richard is uniquely suited to guide the team into an exciting new phase, drawing upon his extensive experience in both driving our FAST and Ad Network business as well as his former roles at Channel 4, BT Consumer, and other businesses in the OTT and digital media sector that Richard has advised and worked with.”

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