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Net manager Olivier Goris leaves VRT and switches to Telenet |  TV

Net manager Olivier Goris leaves VRT and switches to Telenet | TV

TVOlivier Goures (51), Director of One and Canvas Network, stops at VRT. Goris is making the switch to Telenet, where he will perform a blanket function from 1 September across Telenet, production house Woestijnvis and SBS channels.

As Lead Sports, Goris will coordinate and lead all sports-related activities of the Telenet Group. By embracing a clearer overall vision and closer collaboration between Play Sports, Play Sports Open and SBS, Telenet Group wants a better, broader and more innovative sports experience.

“It’s a show that gives me a lot of enthusiasm,” Goris says. “I feel like going back to my first love, 25 years ago in Supersport, where a passion for sports and television led to very beautiful adventures, not least the birth of Woestijnvis. For me personally, it feels like the right move at the right time. Of course I’ll leave VRT with a sad heart, And I won’t be afraid of it. The past seven years here have been so amazing. I have been able to do so many beautiful things, I have learned an incredible amount here, and had the opportunity to work with very inspiring people and strong teams, both internally and externally. It has been an honor to lead One and Canvas and I’m so proud of what we’ve all achieved together.”


For Goris, the switch means returning to his old stable. He was one of the creative men who were there when Woestijnvis was founded in 1997. He was behind the scenes lead for shows like “Man bijt hond”, “Everything can be better”, “In de gloria” and “De last show”. In 2006 he became Program Manager.

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In 2014, Goris switched to VRT. He followed Jean-Philippe de Tender as Network Director for One, and in 2018 joined Canvas.