Former CTV Entertainment Exec Phil King Joins Sony


TORONTO: Phil King, formerly the president of CTV sports and entertainment programming, has been named senior VP of distribution for Canada at Sony Pictures Television (SPT).

King will be based in Toronto and will be responsible for managing and growing SPT’s distribution activity across Canada, leading all film, TV and formats licensing negotiations across broadcast and digital platforms, as well as the SVOD market. He will also work closely with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment across transactional VOD.

Previously, King spent five years as president of CTV sports and entertainment programming, where he led the acquisition and production strategy for a bouquet of channels, including broadcast networks CTV and CTV2; multiplatform sports channels TSN and RDS; specialty channels Discovery Network, Bravo, Comedy, E!, Much Music, MTV Canada and Space; pay-TV channels TMN and HBO Canada; and SVOD service Crave TV.

“Phil is a Canadian TV veteran with unmatched insight into this unique market, solid client relationships, and an extensive track record of success,” said Alexander Marin, executive VP of distribution for Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada at SPT, to whom he will report. “Phil’s expansive background in media has given him a deep understanding of programmers’ needs, particularly at this time of digital transformation, which makes him the perfect choice to lead our distribution business in Canada.”