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Acun Taps Former Syco Entertainment Exec


Acun Medya Global has appointed George Levendis, who was formerly the head of international for Syco Entertainment, as chief operations officer.

Levendis served as head of international at Syco from January 2011 to March 2018, overseeing all aspects of the company’s international operations, including the expansion of more than 50 versions of Got Talent and The X Factor formats globally.

Levendis said: “I am very excited to be joining Acun Medya Global, an innovative, forward-thinking media business with ambitions to expand globally across the television, sports, digital and entertainment business. Turkey is currently the fastest growing exporter of content globally, and Acun Medya is a key part of this trend. The company is made up of smart, media-savvy and dynamic executives and I want to thank Acun and CEO Ebru Atasav for this opportunity.”

Acun Medya Global’s founder and owner, Acun Ilıcalı, added: “We are very excited and happy to welcome George to the Acun Medya team. Since we started this company, we always aimed for growth, creativity and innovation, without losing our family spirit. We believe George’s background and global expertise will help us greatly on this path, which will be further enhanced by his ideas and enthusiasm as part of the Acun Medya team.”

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