Simon Sutton is HBO international president

MUMBAI: Former MGM international television distribution executive VP Simon Sutton will be HBO international president


Reporting to HBO COO Bill Nelson, Sutton will be responsible for overseeing HBO’s worldwide pay and basic television ventures. These include the wholly owned Warner Channel in Latin America as well as partnerships for HBO Asia, HBO India, HBO Brasil, HBO Czech, HBO Hungary, HBO Olé, HBO Poland and HBO Romania, among others.

Nelson said, “With the HBO brand continuing to grow throughout the world, we found in Simon an executive who can quickly take the reigns of HBO International. He possesses a full understanding of the global marketplace and has the unique ability to easily adapt to its ever-changing landscape. With Simon leading the division, we are well positioned to grow our international businesses.”

Sutton was most recently EVP of international television at MGM Worldwide Television Distribution, prior to the company’s sale to Sony. He succeeds Steve Rosenberg, who left HBO last year.

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