David Smyth to Oversee Europe for Fox TV Distribution


LONDON: Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD) has appointed David Smyth as its new senior VP and managing director for Europe, succeeding Steve Cornish, who is retiring after three decades with the company.

Smyth was most recently senior VP of sales and development at TCFTVD. He has been with Fox’s TV distribution arm since 2009. Taking over responsibility for the London office, Smyth’s remit includes oversight of the day-to-day operations of the division as well as distribution activity and expansion of business relationships with broadcasters across Europe and Russia.

Marion Edwards, president of international television at TCFTVD, noted, “David is a respected and accomplished executive who has more than 20 years of experience in the television industry. He has made tremendous contributions to the company since joining our London office. We are confident that under his leadership, our dedicated team in London will continue to expand our business efforts throughout some of the world’s most important territories. We are pleased to recognize David’s achievements with this well-deserved promotion.”