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Spalding named Yummi CEO

Simon Spalding (pictured), most recently FremantleMedia's regional CEO for Europe and Asia Pacific, has been named CEO of interactive format creator Yummi Media Group.
April 12, 2012

Simon Spalding (pictured), most recently FremantleMedia’s regional CEO for Europe and Asia Pacific, has been named CEO of interactive format creator Yummi Media Group.

Spalding will begin his position immediately, and is responsible for the international roll out of Yummi’s new entertainment formats and the continuing development and strategic direction of the company.

UK-based Yummi Media Group specializes in the development and management of game formats, integrating mobile, social gaming and television, and its latest creation, an as-yet-unnamed format, allows audiences to play along on a mobile app that is fully synchronized with the TV broadcast.

Spalding has 12 years of experience at Fremantle, where he held various senior positions, including director of operations for Asia Pacific and CEO of FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide.

“Simon has a wealth of experience in rolling out entertainment propositions globally and the perfect industry pedigree to facilitate international success for Yummi’s unique format creations,” said Michael Leggo, CCO at Yummi Media Group. “His appointment signals a dynamic new phase for a company whose first new format provides an exciting new slant to the TV game genre.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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