eOne expands Australasian TV operations

The move see sales director Ben Bishop relocate to the company's Sydney office, to oversee eOne's slate in Australia/New Zealand and build partnerships with local producers.

In another step in building the company’s global distribution network and expanding its access to global TV content, Entertainment One is expanding its Australasian TV operations, a move which will see sales director Ben Bishop relocate to eOne’s Sydney office.

“We’re very pleased to be able to offer our Australasian broadcast partners an eOne content expert at their front steps,” said eOne Television International worldwide sales and acquisitions SVP Prentiss Fraser in a statement.

“It’s all about the content. Our team is committed to sourcing the best content from around the globe and building relationships and strategic partnerships in each of our territories,” she added.

Bishop will oversee sales of eOne’s TV slate in all media in Australia/New Zealand, Asia, Japan and India. He will continue to report to Fraser.

Bishop previously worked as sales and acquisitions manager at Oasis International, which was acquired by eOne in 2009, establishing the company’s international TV sales arm.

With this latest expansion, the company will look to build partnerships with local producers and work to develop an original slate in Australia/New Zealand and in additional global territories, according to a release from eOne.

In March, eOne expanded its TV operations into Europe, relocating international TV president Peter Emerson to London to source European co-pro opportunities, presales and acquisitions.

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