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Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has announced key appointments for two of its flagship brands: The Paramount Channel and BET International.

viacdom 14july2017As regards the first, Jill Offman has been promoted to executive vice president, and will add oversight of The Paramount Channel to her current role as head of Comedy Central International and managing director of MTV UK and Comedy Central UK. For BET, current VIMN Africa executive vice president and managing director Alex Okosi will expand his role to include oversight of BET in all markets outside of the US.

In their newly expanded brand roles, both will report to David Lynn, president and CEO of VIMN. “Jill is a creative, strategic leader whose vision continues to drive share and distribution growth for Comedy Central internationally,” he remarked of the appointments. “In this new role, she will lead the international development of one of the most iconic entertainment brands in the world. Alex expertly spearheaded the growth and expansion of Viacom in Africa, and has overseen the creation of an incredible variety of content and experiences that spotlight the best of African American and African culture and creativity.”