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FNG appoints Europe, Africa distribution boss

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has appointed a new distribution exec. Paolo Agostinelli has been named executive VP, affiliate distribution. Based in London, he will lead all affiliate distribution across Europe and ...
February 27, 2017

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has appointed a new distribution exec.

Paolo Agostinelli has been named executive VP, affiliate distribution. Based in London, he will lead all affiliate distribution across Europe and Africa, covering all of the group’s main brands, including Fox, National Geographic, Fox Sports and Baby TV.

Reporting to Jan Koeppen, president, FNG Europe & Africa, Agostinelli will be responsible for commercial strategy, distributor negotiations and new product development. He’ll join the team in April.

Most recently, Agostinelli held the role of chief content and business development officer at Tata Sky, where he was responsible for overall business strategy as well as programming strategy definition and execution.

Prior to this, he served as VP, partner channels, pay-per-view and VOD at Sky Italian, where he led the scouting, acquisitions and management of all third-party channels on the platform and launched its streaming service.

FNG Europe & Africa operates 151 channels, as well as numerous digital services, from 28 offices, broadcasting in 52 countries.

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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