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14/10/2008

ITV Global Entertainment Announces Promotions

ITV Global Entertainment has announced that Tobi de Graaff has been promoted to Director of Global Television Distribution, while Jayne Redpath has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Television Distribution of Europe and Evi Nicopoulos has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Television Distribution of Middle East & Africa.
Mr de Graaff joined ITV Global Entertainment in 2007 as Senior Vice President of Distribution for Europe. de Graaff's promotion will see him manage ITV Global Entertainment's worldwide television distribution.
Peter Iacono, President and Managing Director of ITV Global Entertainment, said: "Tobi combines a wealth of experience, knowledge and vision, with a genuine passion for television. He has been pivotal in accelerating European sales growth, expanding output deals with key partners while working on strategies for key shows such as 'Britannia High', 'Lost in Austen', 'The Prisoner', 'Hell's Kitchen' and 'Come Dine With Me'.
Our Global Television Distribution portfolio includes 10 of the UK's top 20 shows and Tobi's unique understanding of international schedules, formats and audience trends will ensure this programming reaches its full potential."
de Graaff's promotion is one of three internal senior promotions in the Global Television Distribution division: Jayne Redpath, Vice President, TV Distribution for UK and Ireland has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Television Distribution for Europe, overseeing ITV's television distribution activities across Europe.
Redpath joined the ITV family in 1989 working for Yorkshire Television and in 2006 worked on a secondment in Global Entertainment's Los Angeles office. She most recently represented all UK and Ireland sales and was a key player in the negotiation and growth of output deals with ITV3 and TV3 in Ireland.
Evi Nicopoulos, Vice President, TV Distribution for Middle East and Africa has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Television Distribution for Middle East, Africa, Israel, Greece and Cyprus.
Nicopoulos joined ITV in 1983 managing Central International's distribution business, she's since been instrumental in building international distribution deals for shows including 'Coronation Street' and 'Emmerdale' in the Middle East and 'Poirot' and 'Hell's Kitchen' in Africa.
Peter Iacono said: "We are thrilled to be announcing the promotion of Tobi, Jayne and Evi, who have all played key roles in building ITV Global Entertainment's trusted and well-respected reputation amongst broadcasters and buyers from around the globe."
Tobi de Graaff said: "The quality of programming from ITV Global Entertainment is world-class. This is an excellent time to be leading the global distribution operation as we build on the momentum that is already in place.
"I'm looking forward to working with our superb team of executives across the regions and I am delighted to join Peter in congratulating Jayne and Evi on their promotions."
(KMcA)
VMI.TV Ltd

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