BBC Studios has appointed Rebecca Glashow as President, BBC Studios – Americas.

Glashow will will be charged with leading distribution business activities in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America and driving profitable long-term growth.

Based in New York, Glashow will begin her new role on June 1 and report directly to Paul Dempsey, President, Global Distribution, BBC Studios.  She replaces former President, Ann Sarnoff.

“Rebecca’s experience, energy, and entrepreneurial instincts make her perfectly placed to lead a new era of BBC Studios in the Americas as we look to take great British content to even wider audiences across the region,” said Dempsey.

“Like many, I have long admired the BBC for their unparalleled dedication in bringing some of the most incredible story-telling to audiences around the world,” said Glashow.  “So, I absolutely jumped at the opportunity to lead BBC Studios’ diversified businesses for the Americas – and can’t wait to get started.”

Most recently, Glashow was the Co-Head of Awesomeness, a division of Viacom, where she led all business operations and revenue including sales, marketing, research, distribution, and production.  Prior to her role as Co-Head, Glashow was the Chief Strategy and Distribution Officer, where she oversaw global distribution, studio operations, and business development.  Before joining Awesomeness, Glashow held various leadership roles at Discovery Communications.  In her last role, she served as Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution & Partnerships, overseeing the strategy and operations for Discovery’s digital video business, including launching Discovery’s suite of mobile apps, OTT services, interactive experiences, and streaming content offerings.  She also led the company’s content negotiations across all digital and traditional platforms and partnered with the international division to set the global digital strategy.  Before Discovery, Glashow held executive roles at Comcast and InDemand.

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