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BBC AMERICA APPOINTS OSWALD MÉNDEZ EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING & DIGITAL

Former MundoFox Executive will Lead Network’s Marketing and Digital Strategy

New York, NY – June 9, 2016 – BBC AMERICA today announced that Oswald Méndez has been named Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital. Based in New York, he reports directly to Sarah Barnett, President of BBC AMERICA. In this role, Méndez is responsible for all strategic, creative and consumer marketing for BBCA, along with all digital activity, social and ad sales marketing.

Sarah Barnett, BBC AMERICA President, commented, “Oswald is genius at developing influential global brands and growing audiences. BBCA’s content and fans are dynamic and Oswald is exactly the kind of innovative forward looking marketer who will energetically connect our distinct shows to consumers on all platforms as we ramp up our programming.”

Prior to joining BBC AMERICA, Méndez was EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for MundoFox Broadcasting, where he spearheaded the network’s launch from FOX International Channels and RCN Television Group. Previously, Méndez served as SVP, Lifestyle Entertainment with FOX International Channels, where he oversaw all programming aspects including network strategy, content and programming across Latin America for the Utilisima Brand, as well as all marketing efforts across Consumer, Affiliate and Ad-sales.

Méndez started his career with McCann-Erickson Worldwide, where he managed Coca-Cola’s global media strategy and Pan-regional efforts for LatAm. During his tenure in this role, he launched the Universal McCann brand regionally and developed marketing strategies for multinational clients such as MasterCard, Nestlé and Johnson & Johnson. Méndez graduated from New York University.

Created in 1998, BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming like the ground-breaking un-scripted series Top Gear, the top-rated science-fiction phenomenon Doctor Who, and the fan-favorite Orphan Black. The influential network has been the launch pad for talent including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, and Graham Norton — all adopted as American pop culture icons. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy® Awards, five Golden Globes® and 12 Peabody Awards. The irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Available on cable and satellite TV, BBC America broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, is available On Demand across all major digital platforms and offers full episodes online at bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.bbcamerica.com or follow us on twitter.com/bbcamerica.

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