Speaker Pavel Stantchev


Pavel Stantchev

CEO of TV2 Media Group Hungary and Planet TV Group Slovenia

TV2 Media Csoport Zrt

Pavel Stantchev joined TV2 Media Group in Hungary as CEO in 2019. He also became CEO of Planet TV, the second-largest private broadcaster in Slovenia, when TV2 acquired it in 2020. Pavel heads up the team that has turned TV2 into a market-leading commercial television channel in Hungary, overseeing the launch of a number of successful shows, including Dancing with the Stars, Wheel of Fortune and Farm VIP. And Planet TV has increased its audience share by 20% under his leadership.

Pavel joined TV2 from French broadcaster TF1, where he served in various management positions, including CEO of TF1 Distribution. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Pavel graduated with a degree in journalism from ESJ Paris in 1992.

He started out working as a journalist in France, and then became a business development manager at Switzerland’s largest media company, Ringier AG, in 1992. Over the course of his 30-year career in media and television, Pavel has worked as a CEO for BTV Media Group and Nova TV in Bulgaria, Antenna Group in Southeast Europe, PRVA Serbia, RTL Croatia, HBO and Kanal D in Romania.

Speaking on: PANEL: CEO Insights from CEE


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