New York, NY, 17 April 2014 – AMC/Sundance Channel Global announced today the promotion of Marco Frazier to Senior Vice President, Global Distribution, EMEA. In this role, Frazier will oversee global distribution for AMC/Sundance Channel Global in EMEA and continue to report to Ed Palluth, Executive Vice President, Global Distribution. He will be based in Italy.
Frazier has over 20 years of experience in securing distribution for various media ventures. For the past five years, he has worked with AMC/Sundance Channel Global on international business development and global distribution and has helped launch Sundance Channel in territories throughout the EMEA region.
Palluth commented, “Marco has been instrumental in helping to expand the distribution of Sundance Channel’s linear and on demand services since the debut of the network in Europe. His passion for the brand and knowledge of the global pay-TV landscape will help support our next phase of growth across the EMEA region.”
Prior to AMC Networks, Frazier was instrumental in launching multiple thematic pay-TV channels and brands and contributed to building up multi-million pound revenue streams. As Vice President of Business Development at Creative Networks International, he was pivotal in launching Cult Network Italia. At Sitcom S.p.A he secured distribution enabling the launch of three new channels including: Nuvolari, Alice and Leonardo. Additionally, he led ESPN Classic EMEA’s Affiliate Sales and Distribution department to build a paying subscriber base of more than 35 million homes.
Frazier speaks English, Italian and French. He resides in Rome with his wife and children.
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About AMC/Sundance Channel Global
AMC/Sundance Channel Global delivers compelling and globally renowned entertainment to audiences worldwide in multiple languages through locally tailored programming services, cutting edge media and subscription television platforms. The international arm of AMC Networks Inc., the division’s flagship channels include Sundance Channel and WE tv and are broadcast in both high and standard definition. Sundance Channel was founded by Robert Redford and showcases acclaimed independent films, from the newest festival award winners to the genre’s most beloved movies. Central to Sundance Channel’s appeal is its broadcast of original series from leading talent both in the US and abroad, including celebrated series Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Hell on Wheels. Recently launched in Asia, WE tv is a leading entertainment brand in the US and caters to audiences who can’t get enough of programming featuring the best of food, weddings and fashion.
About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global and AMCN Chellomedia, international programming businesses that reach over 138 countries, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming origination and distribution company.
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