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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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