ON THE MOVE July 2012

24 July 2012 22 h 10 min Comments Off


Ramez Sheikh / Universal Networks International / VP of network development and distribution for the Asia-Pacific region  (Singapore)

Ramez Sheikh, most recently with The Walt Disney Company, is joining Universal Networks International as its VP of network development and distribution for the Asia-Pacific region. The appointment is part of UNI’s efforts to accelerate the growth of its channel portfolio—E! Entertainment Television, Style, DIVA Universal, Universal Channel, Syfy, 13th Street Universal and Golf Channel—across the Asia-Pacific region. He reports to Christine Fellowes, managing director for the Asia Pacific at UNI, in the Singapore office. He will focus on expanding the distribution of the portfolio as well as developing new opportunities in key emerging markets. Sheikh was previously director of affiliate sales and channel distribution at Disney Asia, focusing on Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

“Ramez’s extensive regional experience and impressive track record will be integral to expanding UNI’s presence across Asia Pacific’s growth markets,” said Fellowes.

Worldscreen (24/07/12)

. Lian Pek / Channel NewsAsia / Chief Editor (Singapore)

Regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia has appointed veteran journalist and award-winning programme-maker Lian Pek as Chief Editor. As Chief Editor, Pek sets the editorial direction and oversees production of English news for Channel NewsAsia and sister channel, MediaCorp Channel 5. Pek joins Channel NewsAsia after a distinguished career in news and current affairs, having held leading editorial and anchor positions at international news organizations such as CNN International, Bloomberg Financial News and Aljazeera English. Besides broadcast news, Pek is recognised for her award-winning work in the documentary and film space. She started her career at the then Television Corporation of Singapore, where she launched and anchored its first daily business news bulletin.
The appointment comes as the channel is expanding its programming and services. In an earlier announcement, the channel had said it was extending its programming hours, and broadcasting LIVE 24 hours a day from January 2013. Managing Director of Channel NewsAsia, Ms Debra Soon, says, “As we take the channel to more countries, Lian Pek has joined us at a critical juncture when we are revving up and expanding. We have planned for more and better business and sports content, and a newly structured digital desk for greater reach. The media landscape is extremely dynamic and Lian Pek is bringing with her a wealth of experience which will certainly benefit the journalists and the channel as a whole.”

Onscreenasia.com (20/07/12)


Julien Millereux / Total Sports Asia / director of sales and acquisitions (Malaysia)

The sports marketing and distribution firm Total Sports Asia (TSA) has named Julien Millereux as its new director of sales and acquisitions. Millereux’s duties will include developing strategies and helping to expand the company’s media business. He previously worked for eight years in programming, acquisitions and sales at Eurosport, a European sports entertainment group.

“We were looking for an experienced and ambitious member of the team, and we believe that Julien joining TSA is a real statement of intent on our part—we conducted an exhaustive search for the right person and saw some outstanding candidates,” said Julian Jackson, the chief content officer at Total Sports Asia. “Julien’s ambition, knowledge, experience and his sales ability shone immediately and it was an easy decision to make in the end.” Millereux commented: “I am delighted to join TSA. Working in such a dynamic and innovative company to help strengthen its rights portfolio and relationships with rights holders represents both an appealing challenge and a step forward in my career in the sports industry.”

Worldscreen (24/07/12)

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