Zee TV appoints new European syndication head Janice Strangward

MUMBAI: Sunita Uchil, chief business officer, International ad sales, Global syndication and production of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) announced the appointment of Janice Strangward as head of European sales syndication based out of London. Strangward previously held senior executive roles at Discovery Networks Europe, Passion Distribution, EOne and Al Jazeera Media Network.

“We are delighted to have Janice join the Zee team to head up UK and European sales syndication.  As a globally recognized, and highly-respected executive, Janice is ideally placed to lead our European growth strategy. The Zee library contains many  top rating and award winning local formats. Janice will work on adapting  these for the European market. She will also lead our co-production strategy in the region.” said Uchil. “Zee continues to strengthen its reach around the globe and we look forward to great success in the European market.”

“Zee is one of the world’s top television brands, with a fantastic premium catalog full of rich dramas, informative and entertaining documentaries and engaging family programs. I am pleased to become part of the Zee family,” said Strangward. “And I am excited to share Zee’s great programming from both, Zee Bollyworld and Z Living libraries with European audiences.”

Strangward started her sales career with CBC in its London based  international sales office. She subsequently spent 11 years at Discovery Networks Europe  rising to become Regional Program Sales Director, leading their content sales and strategy across UK & EMEA.  Most recently, Strangward managed programme sales across Europe on behalf of  the Al Jazeera Media Network.


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