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BBC Worldwide names senior regional leadership

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London, United Kingdom - March 18, 2013, London, United Kingdom - BBC Worldwide names the senior leadership team responsible for running the businesses in Western Europe; Central and Eastern Europe; Middle East and Africa; and Asia and Latin America, effective April 2, 2013.

The company announced that David Weiland becomes Executive Vice-President for Western Europe.

Mr. Weiland joined BBC Worldwide in April 2006, at the creation of the new Channels division. He ad responsibility over the acquisition and scheduling of programmes for the international channels, as well as their editorial strategy and compliance. Prior to joining BBC Worldwide, he worked for the BBC, Reuters and a number of independent production companies as a programme maker. He is a regular speaker at industry events.

Ian McDonough will be Executive Vice-President for Central Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Mr. McDonough assumed the role of Senior Vice President & General Manager, EMEA, BBC Worldwide Channels two years ago Formerly VP Commercial Development, he joined BBC Worldwide a year before that to drive the growth of revenue lines and subscription figures for the business’ portfolio of thematic channels in EMEA, as well as BBC World News, the BBC's commercially funded international 24-hour news and information channel.

Mr. McDonough came to BBC Worldwide from A+E Networks UK where as Commercial Director. Prior to that he worked in China, Indonesia and Singapore with MTV Networks and Viacom. He holds an MBA from London’s Imperial College and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Exeter.

Joyce Yeung will be the new Executive Vice-President for Asia.

Ms. Yeung joined BBC Worldwide in March 2006 as Senior Vice President & General Manager for BBC Worldwide Sales and Distribution business in Asia. Prior to joining BBC Worldwide, she was VP sales and business development for Sparrowhawk Media (now merged under NBC Universal). Before that, Joyce worked for Disney International Television Asia Pacific for 11 years and her last role was Executive Sales Director.

Fred Medina will be becomes Executive Vice-President for Latin America.

Mr. Medina has been Executive Vice-President for Latin America for the last year and a half. He joined BBC Worldwide from Ole Communications where he has been Executive Vice-President, Corporate Business Development since 2005. He began his career with The Coca-Cola Company, and has worked largely in the media and technology sectors since the early 1990s.

Mr. Medina worked for Univision Television Partnership Group in New York, managing new business development within the expanding network sales organisation, then joined MTV Latino as a member of the management team launching Viacom’s first pay-TV network in Latin America.

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