Nelvana adds Breakthrough’s Aliy Brown to sales team

As digital sales and partnerships manager, Brown will focus on sales and distribution within the AVOD and FAST channel space.

aliy-brown-01Nelvana has expanded its sales team with the addition of Aliy Brown as digital sales and partnerships manager.

Joining the Corus Entertainment-owned prodco and distributor this month, Brown is tasked with video on demand (VOD) sales and distribution, focusing on AVOD and free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels.

Brown will help Nelvana establish new partnerships in North America and pan-regional, in addition to managing their current partnerships, such as Roku, Tubi, YouTube, FilmRise and Kanopy.

Brown most recently served as sales executive at Toronto’s Breakthrough Entertainment, joining in 2019 to handle the company’s film and TV acquisitions in addition to managing markets outside of North America. She has also held senior roles at 108 Media and Kaleidoscope Entertainment.

Nelvana expanded its content team earlier this year, hiring former Entertainment One creative affairs executive Jillianne Reinseth as supervising creative producer to oversee a number of series in production and in development.