SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (September 28, 2011) - Mark Young has been named vice president of distribution, Australia and New Zealand for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Angel Orengo, senior vice president, distribution, Asia-Pacific, SPT, to whom he reports.
In this role, Young will be responsible for leading all sales functions across multiple distribution platforms including free, pay, digital, online and mobile, in addition to managing output deals with free-to-air networks and joint venture cable broadcasters including TV1, SciFi Channel and Showtime. Young replaces Kylie Munnich, vice president, distribution, Australia and New Zealand and will relocate to Sydney from London for the new role beginning in October. Based in London, Munnich will now serve as senior vice president, distribution, UK and will be responsible for managing and growing all SPT distribution activity across the UK, Ireland and Africa. She will report to Stuart Baxter, senior executive vice president, distribution, EMEA, SPT.
Previously, Young served as vice president, distribution, EMEA for SPT. His territorial responsibilities over the past four years have included oversight and growth of sales in Central Europe, the Middle East, Israel, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey.
"With 15 years of television experience, Mark has been instrumental in growing our distribution business across EMEA and is highly respected among his peers," Mr. Orengo said. "Mark is regarded as a fantastic partner by his clients and I'm extremely pleased to welcome him to this key role."
Prior to joining SPT, Young held positions with Zonemedia Enterprises (commercial sales director, central and eastern Europe), British Sky Broadcasting (head of account management) and Granada Sky Broadcasting (marketing executive).
Young started his career at Nynex Cablecomms as a sales and marketing assistant.
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