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BBC Studios is merging its Asia and Australia & New Zealand units create an Asia-Pacific (APAC) regional business headed up by Jon Penn.

BBC Studios APAC Jon Penn 8 September 2019Penn, who was formerly managing director for BBC Studios Australia & New Zealand, becomes the company’s executive vice president, APAC, following the departure of Myleeta Aga, acting EVP, Asia.

All of BBC Studios’ international sales and distribution business, encompassing content sales, branded services and ancillaries, came together as a single global distribution group from 1 September under Paul Dempsey.

Dempsey, president of global distribution said: “Jon’s ability and experience makes him ideally suited to extend his remit across our successful Asia business. He has overseen an impressive growth story in Australia and New Zealand and this is a great opportunity to bring our fast growing Asia business into a formidable APAC region”.

Jon Penn said: “Having spent many years working throughout the region, I’m thrilled to be offered the opportunity to bring the ANZ and Asia teams together for the first time. We will continue to bring the very best of the BBC’s world-class content to customers throughout Asia Pacific.”

Prior to his time heading the Australia and New Zealand business, Jon served for four years as CEO Asia-Pacific for **Fremantle’s international distribution division.