BBC Studios Bolsters U.S. Content Sales Team


BBC Studios—Americas has promoted Chris Cole to executive VP of strategic partnerships and appointed Kelly Miller to senior VP of scripted strategy.

Cole, based in New York, will oversee and provide strategic planning for longstanding, key partnerships with AMC Networks/BBC America, Discovery, PBS, BritBox and Blue Ant Media. Miller, meanwhile, will be responsible for managing co-production activity in the U.S. across drama, comedy and children’s with television and digital clients. Cole and Miller report directly to Dina Vangelisti, executive VP of content sales for BBC Studios—Americas.

Cole was previously senior VP for content distribution, responsible for U.S. unscripted co-productions and sales, and for all content sales in the Canadian market, delivering strong revenue growth and major partnerships deals. Prior to joining BBC Studios—Americas, Cole spent time as part of the specialist factual commissioning team for the BBC in the UK, and as an executive producer and head of development in BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit.

Before joining BBC Studios—Americas, Miller held the role of senior VP of international strategy at Endeavor Content. Prior to Endeavor Content, Miller led international co-productions and originals for Vimeo and was part of the content acquisitions team at Hulu.

Vangelisti said: “This is well-deserved recognition for Chris, who has been an important leader of the Americas sales team for the last nine years. His inner knowledge of the BBC, as well as the U.K. and U.S. television industries, has proven to be invaluable to the growth of the sales business over his tenure. Kelly, with her diverse media background and significant network, will offer a fresh view and enable us to offer our clients—and thus audiences—the valuable British content they love.”