Sony Pictures Television has hired former Econet Media Head of Business Development Kunhle Folodun as Vice President of Distribution for Africa.
Falodun’s role is to help drive SPT’s ambitions for Africa. The role sees him reporting to Mark Young, the senior VP of distribution for the U.K., Africa, Ireland and Iberia.
Kunle has extensive knowledge of the African media landscape and has unrivaled experience across all areas of the business, including content, distribution, local production, marketing and acquisition. As we continue to ramp up our efforts across the continent, no-one is better placed than Kunle to spearhead our development in this region,” he said.
He moved into the newly created post at the beginning of July and will be based out of the London office.
Before joining SPT, Falodun was responsible for overseeing the distribution of Kwese TV across Sub-Sahara Africa.
Kwese recently signed a multi-year deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the Olympic Games in 2024 in a city yet to be selected. Kwes TV’s broadcast rights include exclusive FTA rights for sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) as well as non-exclusive pay-tv rights for the same markets.
Kwese will broadcast the Olympic Games through the network’s FTA sports channel Kwese Free Sports. Starting with next year’s Olympic Winter Games, African sports fans will be able to watch the action, highlights, and analysis daily on Kwese Free Sports, on the exclusive Olympic Games pop up channel on Kwese TV’s satellite bouquet service or on Kwese’s mobile app.
Kwese will deliver all of the live action from the 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024 Olympic Games to millions of African viewers on all Kwese platforms including Kwese Free Sports, Kwesé Sports 1 & 2, Kwese.ESPN.com and the Kwese App.