Mumbai: BBC Studios has restructured its APAC branches to create a new regional business, following the exit of Myleeta Aga, the acting EVP Asia.
As part of the restructuring, Jon Penn has been assigned the task to lead the new establishment as executive vice president, APAC. The content company has brought together its Asia, Australia, and New Zealand territories to create a new APAC regional business comprising international sales and distribution business.
Myleeta Aga has decided to move on after nearly a decade with BBC Worldwide. She is with the organisation till mid-October. Her exit follows the 1st September merger of BBC Studios’ international sales and distribution business, encompassing content sales, branded services and ancillaries, into a single global distribution group under Dempsey’s oversight.
In his expanded role, Penn, who is the former Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand for BBC Studios, will continue to report to Paul Dempsey, president of Global Distribution of BBC Studios.
“Having spent many years working throughout the region, I’m thrilled to be offered the opportunity to bring the Australia and New Zealand team, and the Asia team 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,” said Penn.