DFL Digital Sports, the subsidiary of the German Football League (DFL) responsible for the distribution of the Bundesliga’s digital content, has announced the appointment of Bastian Zuber as chief operating officer.
The 42-year-old Zuber joined DFL Digital Sports seven years ago, having previously worked in management consulting and auditing positions at PwC and EY.
Zuber will be in charge of areas such as business operations, creative services and corporate development. He joins DFL Digital Sports’ chief executive Andreas Heyden on the management board.
Heyden, who recently took on the additional role of executive vice-president of digital innovations at the DFL Group, will remain the chairman of the management board. Last year, the DFL renewed Heyden’s contract until the end of the 2022-23 Bundesliga season. He took on the digital innovations remit as the Bundesliga looks to promote itself as the most innovative and technologically advanced football league in the world.
Along with the production of digital content, the Cologne-based DFL Digital Sports is also responsible for the operation of the Bundesliga’s digital platforms and creation of international TV programmes.
Heyden became DFL Digital Sports’ chief executive in June 2015 after heading up Maxdome, the ProSiebenSat.1-owned video-on-demand platform in Germany.