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KATE MARSH PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, NETWORKS, WESTERN EUROPE FOR SONY PICTURES TELEVISION


CSC ACQUISITION RECEIVES FINAL APPROVAL
 
 
LONDON and CULVER CITY, CALIF. (August) -  Kate Marsh has been promoted to EVP, networks, Western Europe, it was announced today by Andy Kaplan, president of worldwide networks for Sony Pictures Television (SPT).  
 
In her expanded role, she now oversees all SPT networks across Western Europe, including the recently acquired UK company CSC Media Group and its channels.
 
The deal for SPT to acquire CSC and its 16 channels has received regulatory approval and is now closed, with SPT owning 100% of the company.
 
“Kate has done a stellar job managing our networks and growing the business across Western Europe. She is a key member of my management team and under her guidance, our business will continue to grow and prosper,” said Kaplan.
 
Marsh oversees Sony’s network services in the UK, Italy, Malta, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain and Portugal with the channel brands Sony Entertainment Television, AXN, Animax, Sony Movie Channel, Movies4Men, More>Movies, AXN Sci-Fi, AXN White and AXN Black.
 
With the closure of the CSC deal, Sony has added 16 channels and is now the No. 5 cable/satellite/multichannel player in the UK market in commercial ad views.
 
Marsh joined the company in 2008 and was promoted in 2012 to senior vice president, Western Europe.  During her tenure, Marsh has seen the expansion of the Western European business with new linear and digital services launching in Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Prior to joining SPT, Marsh worked for WPP’s GroupM where she was director, entertainment, EMEA.  Marsh’s previous roles include deputy director of broadcasting and production at BSkyB and Head of Lifestyle and Features at the BBC.
 
 
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Contact:
Saskia Wirth
Director, Communications (EMEA)
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Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.