Jul 26, 2012
Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading independent television distributors has appointed Noel Hedges in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, where he will be responsible for driving the division’s ambitious third party acquisitions strategy.
Hedges joins Cineflix Rights in September and will report to Chris Bonney, CEO of Rights, Cineflix Media. The appointment will drive Cineflix Rights’ strategy of expanding its third party catalogue of scripted, formatted and factual content.
As SVP of Acquisitions at Shine International, Hedges led the company’s US and UK acquisitions teams and was responsible for the company’s programming portfolio across all genres, managing the distribution of programming from the Shine Group companies, including Kudos, Dragonfly, Princess and Shine, and acquiring content from leading independent producers around the world.
Prior to joining Shine International, Hedges held roles including SVP, Americas and Head of Drama and Comedy for ITV Studios Global Entertainment and VP Sales for French speaking Europe, Scandinavia and Benelux.
Chris Bonney, CEO of Rights, Cineflix Media said: “I’m delighted to welcome Noel to Cineflix. He brings with him a wealth of hands-on experience across geographies, genres and acquisitions business models that will help us achieve the next phase of our aggressive third party plan”.
Noel Hedges said: "I'm tremendously excited to be joining Cineflix Rights, a company which has a great reputation with both broadcaster and producer clients. I'm really looking forward to being involved in the next stage of Cineflix’s evolution, and particularly developing its scripted catalogue."
Cineflix Rights is one of the UK’s fastest growing distributors, currently providing 2800 hours of high-quality content – from both third-party producers and Cineflix – to broadcast partners in more than 180 territories worldwide. Its diverse portfolio includes factual, factual entertainment, formats, kids, and most recently, scripted series. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights also has staff in New York, Toronto, and Montreal.
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