Pavel Stantchev joined the Hungarian TV2 Media Group as CEO in 2019, and as of 2020 he is also the CEO of the Slovenian Planet TV. Under his leadership he has directed the launch of a number of successful shows at TV2 such as Dancing with the Stars, Farm VIP. As a result, TV2 became the market-leading commercial television channel in Hungary. In 2020 TV2 Media Group acquired Planet TV, the third largest Slovenian television company.
He joined TV2 from the French broadcaster TF1, where he held different management positions, including CEO of TF1 Distribution. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Pavel graduated journalism in Paris in 1992.
In his 27-year career in media and television he served as CEO of BTV Media Group and Nova TV in Bulgaria, CEO of Antenna Group South-East Europe, as well as CEO of Planet TV Slovenia, PRVA Serbia, RTL Croatia, HBO and Kanal D in Romania. He began his career as manager business development at the largest Swiss media group, Ringier AG, in 1992.