HONG KONG (February 29, 2012) - Alistair Jennings has been named executive director, distribution, Asia Pacific for Sony Pictures Television (SPT). In this role, Jennings will oversee sales of SPT's catalog of television series and feature films across Southeast Asia. The announcement was made by Angel Orengo, senior vice president, distribution, Asia Pacific, to whom he reports.
Based in Hong Kong, Jennings will manage the local team responsible for the licensing of SPT's content catalog to broadcast and new media clients in Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Jennings replaces Annie Yim, executive director, distribution, Southeast Asia, SPT.
"Alistair's extensive experience working with broadcast networks, cable and emerging digital platforms makes him an ideal executive for this role," said Orengo. "We are delighted to have him join our team and look forward to his contributions in helping us grow and develop our business across Southeast Asia."
Prior to joining SPT, Jennings served as director, program distribution for Disney Media Distribution in Australia. During his tenure, Jennings led Disney's program distribution business in Australia and New Zealand across the entire content portfolio, (including Studio features, live action series, Disney branded series, news and specials) through all television windows and across broadcast, cable, satellite and digital media platforms.
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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 produces 6,000+ hours of programming annually in over 70 countries. SPT is a leader in local language productions, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats around the world. 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 is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 119 channel feeds, which are available in 159 countries reaching more than 645 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, 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. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.