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CABLEready opens New York office

CABLEready's satellite office in New York will handle international sales and grow the Connecticut-headquartered indie's digital content portfolio. The satellite operation will be headed by Maruizio Tavares (pictured).
October 25, 2012

Indie distributor CABLEready is opening an office in New York City to expand its business with the East Coast production community, cable networks and multi-platform program buyers.

The office, which is the company’s first satellite operation outside its Norwalk, Connecticut headquarters, will be headed up by recently appointed vice president and global sales manager Maurizio Tavares (pictured). In the new role, he will lead all international sales strategy and initiatives.

Director of digital media Reess Kennedy will move from Norwalk to New York to focus on growing CABLEready‘s relationships with digital content producers.

“New York is still the media capital of the world and what a great new base from which to meet with our existing partners and potential new clients alike,” president and CEO Gary Lico said in a statement.

Earlier this month, CABLEready acquired¬†international distribution rights for New York-based Leftfield Pictures’ reality series Oddities and its spin-off Oddities San Francisco. The company also secured international distribution rights for the Live From Lincoln Center performance series, Ping Pong Productions’ Lost Treasure Hunters, and 15 titles from digital indie film distributor SnagFilms.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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