A spokesman for FremantleMedia said: “Jens is an outstanding and dynamic executive with extensive knowledge and experience of the international distribution market, and we are really excited to welcome him to the team. Jens will be joining us when he completes his contract with Red Arrow.
“In the meantime, our talented team of regional executive vice presidents, made up of Jamie Lynn, Lisa Honig and Paul Ridley, will continue to run the day-to-day sales business with oversight from FremantleMedia Intl.’s COO Bob McCourt.”
FremantleMedia, which is part of Rtl Group, operates in 22 countries, and produces more than 9,200 hours of programming a year. It also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in more than 150 countries. Its shows include “Got Talent,” “The X Factor,” “Idols,” “Hole in the Wall,” “Take Me Out,
The distributor of such brands as "American Idol" and "Project Runway" said that Paul Ridley has been promoted to senior vp sales, Asia Pacific from his current role of vp sales. Based in FME's Sydney office, he will be responsible for television distribution across the region and report to David Ellender.
Ganesh Rajaram, currently sales director, Asia, has been elevated to the newly created position of vp sales, Asia. He will continue to be based in FME's Singapore office and, as before, report to Paul Ridley.
In FME's ancillary rights business, Jon Penn has been promoted to senior vp licensing, Asia Pacific. In this position, he will oversee the exploitation of FME brands off-screen including brand licensing, music publishing, participation TV, online, interactive, sponsorship, live events and telephony across Asia Pacific. Penn will continue to be based in Sydney and will report to David Ellender.
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