Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), Asia's leading vertically
integrated independent entertainment companies, has promoted
to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Todd Miller of the company.
joined CTE as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
when the company was formed in January 2012 through a merger
of Celestial Pictures' channels business with Tiger Gate Entertainment.
Miller will continue to report to the Board of Directors of
has shown great leadership in integrating two companies
into a highly efficient organization with a powerful bouquet
of channels and a flourishing licensing business. As CEO,
we look forward to Todd continuing Celestial Tiger's momentum
by expanding its channel bouquet, building brand equity,
propelling the licensing business and building strategic
partnerships," says Saban Capital Group president and
COO Adam Chesnoff and chairman of the Board of Directors
been an incredibly exciting first year for Celestial Tiger.
We have united a company, launched new linear channels and
on-demand services, invested significantly in content and
marketing, expanded our channel distribution footprint,
and grown the licensing business. I am proud to work with
such a dedicated and capable team as we deliver great entertainment
and distinctive channels to viewers across the region,"
Miller's leadership, CTE has nearly doubled the number of
network affiliates with 27 new carriage deals and 10 new
on demand and over-the-top (OTT) service launches across
16 platforms in Asia.
content licensing business also grew significantly during
this time. The company closed licensing deals in Southeast
Asia and Greater China for over 1700 hours of Lionsgate's
television series and feature films. In addition, CTE now
represents Lionsgate content for television and digital
rights distribution in Japan and South Korea.
to joining CTE, Miller spent 17 years at Sony Pictures Television,
where he last served as Executive Vice President, Networks,
Asia-Pacific, overseeing and managing over 25 television
networks and channel investments in the region.