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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • SONY PICTURES TELEVISION PROMOTES ALEXANDER MARIN TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DISTRIBUTION, LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN
  • MIAMI, FLORIDA - 29 September 2009 - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that Alexander Marin has been promoted to senior vice president, distribution, Latin America & the Caribbean. Based at SPT's Latin American headquarters in Miami, Marin will head all distribution of all SPT content across all platforms and windows in the region. The announcement was made by Keith Le Goy, SPT's president, international distribution, to whom Marin reports.

    "Alex has played an integral role in our growth in Northern Europe, and we're confident that he'll be able to emulate the same success in Latin America," said Le Goy. "He has extensive experience in Latin America having run our distribution business in Mexico and the Northern Latin American markets, and he'll be reunited with our strong, knowledgeable, dynamic sales team in the region."

    Prior to his promotion, Marin was based at SPT's European headquarters in London where he was vice president, distribution, since 2007. He was responsible for distribution sales in Northern Europe. Prior to that, he was based at SPT's Mexico City office, where he was general manager of SPT's office in Mexico City since 1999. He was responsible for the sale of Sony Pictures film and television product to broadcasters in northern Latin America. He was also responsible for supervising the commercial aspects of SPT's television productions in Mexico and the development of digital delivery strategies. Before joining SPT, Marin was executive director of marketing and on-air for Fox's Latin American channels based in LA. He also held the role of director of sales at Turner International at its Mexico City office. Marin received a BA degree in history and international relations from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

    About Sony Pictures Television

    Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leading producer of local language scripted and non-scripted programming. SPT also sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio, which includes branded networks AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, and Animax, is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 119 channel feeds available in more than 130 countries, reaching almost 400 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT is a part owner of cable channel GSN, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States, and for Sony Music Entertainment. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.

    For more information:

    Ron Sato
    Sony Pictures Television
    310.244.4687
    ron_sato@spe.sony.com