Monday, January 29, 2018

Viacom Australia & New Zealand Appoints Chris Ellis As VP Of Commercial And Business Dev And Robyn Campbell As Programme Sales Manager

Official Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Australia and New Zealand press release via Mumbrella:

VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS APPOINTS CHRIS ELLIS VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND


ROBYN CAMPBELL JOINS AS PROGRAMME SALES MANAGER



Chris Ellis

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has appointed Chris Ellis as Vice President of Commercial and Business Development and Robyn Campbell as Programme Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand.

In his role as Vice President of Commercial and Business Development, Chris will be responsible for managing content distribution partnerships for Viacom’s media brands — MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Spike and BET – across linear, mobile, IPTV, SVOD, TVOD, MVOD, apps and third-party digital platforms and other business development opportunities across Australia and New Zealand.

Chris will report directly to Ben Richardson, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of VIMN Australia and New Zealand, and will be based at the company’s Darlinghurst office.

Chris comes to VIMN with more than two decades of experience across media, digital media, digital product development and corporate strategy. Most recently, he was a partner in the digital innovation-consulting firm Blue Road Group, having worked on projects with Bauer Media, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and others. Prior to that, he co-founded and led business development for award-winning cloud-management software firm GorillaStack, was Managing Director of Digital at Trinity Mirror in the UK, General Manager of International for IGN Entertainment in London and Sydney, Sr. Vice President of Commercial for EMEA at MySpace, and Sr. Vice President of Business Affairs & Development at AOL.

“Chris possesses a vast amount of experience across the media landscape, and comes to VIMN well poised to bring our content and IP to audiences across all platforms,” said Ben Richardson. “He will be a great ambassador with our growing list of distribution partners, and I’m very pleased to welcome him into the role.”

Robyn Campbell also joins the company as Programme Sales Manager, marking the return of an international programming sales executive based in Australia. She joins VIMN with fifteen years experience in programming sales having previously represented the ABC and BBC Worldwide.

Robyn will manage all programme sales to third party broadcasters across Australia and New Zealand and report to Chris Ellis and Lauren Marriott, VIMN’s UK-based vice president of international programme sales.

“Viacom’s brands have been part of the Australian and New Zealand media landscape for well over twenty years,” added Richardson. “We’re committed to ensuring our content is available everywhere consumers want it, and Chris and Robyn are bound to keep our titles front of mind with our partners.”

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