The Hollywood Reporter -- Malcolm Dudley-Smith on Thursday was named senior vp & gm, Asia Pacific for Warner Brothers International Television Distribution, according to an announcement by division president Jeffrey R. Schlesinger.
Dudley-Smith will be responsible for managing the strategic direction of the distribution operations throughout Asia in all television media, based in Sydney, Australia.
“Greg has done an outstanding job growing our business in the region and navigating us through the many changes in the broadcasting landscape during the last decades,” said Schlesinger. “We look forward to a seamless transition as Malcolm takes over at a time when our business in Australia and Asia has never been better. With Malcolm taking this position, we are able to align our traditional linear licensing, our channels business and our new non-linear licensing business under one experienced senior executive.”
In addition, he will help drive local production and will have oversight of the continued roll out of WarnerTV Asia, WBITD's linear branded TV service. Dudley-Smith will report to Jim Brehm, senior vp, sales, Canada, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Dudley-Smith joined the company in 1994 as vp, pay-TV and new technology licensing - Europe, based in London. Two years later he became the Senior vp, pay-TV and business development, based in Burbank. Since 2007, Dudley-Smith has been executive vp, business management, branded services since 2007.
Dudley-Smith replaces Greg Robertson, a 28-year veteran who was WBITD's senior vp & managing director, Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining WBITD 19 years ago, Dudley-Smith was vp, sales and business development for UIP pay TV.
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