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Sarah Coursey is Zee TV's new global sales executive

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MUMBAI: The Global Syndication head of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel) Sunita Uchil announced that new Regional head of Syndication, Sarah Coursey, will head ZEEL’s syndication sales for North America, LatAm and Canada. 

Coursey held executive roles at Zodiak, M.E.G., Newzulu Ltd., and Distraction Formats, specializing in Format sales and acquisitions. Coursey has previously worked in the U.S., Italy, Germany, UK and Brazil; and is fluent in five languages.

“We are very pleased that Sarah will join our team to handle syndication for the Americas. She brings with her a wealth of experience and a stellar reputation.  As Zee TV expands around the world, we are confident that Sarah will help tremendously to increase our footprint into the region.” said Uchil. 

“Zeel is one of the world’s top media companies and I am thrilled to join Sunita and her team and be able to showcase the high quality, diverse programming from Zee TV and Z Living,” said Coursey. “It is such an exciting time to be working with Zeel as they continue to reach every corner of the planet.”

Coursey’s previous positions include heading two departments at Zodiak: Format Sales & Acquisitions. She supervised acquisitions from 34 production companies; managed the sales team and handled formats and films in her territories, selling The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to Italy and France. She also created a format sales and acquisitions department for MEG (Media Entertainment Group), launching 20 formats on the international market, regularly liaising with the marketing, legal and operations departments and hiring agents to generate additional revenue. Coursey was also European Sales Manager at Distraction Formats.

A dynamic communicator, Coursey has shared her industry expertise as a panelist and lecturer at NATPE, DISCOP, Rose d’Or and at the EBU. Coursey is the creator of Love at First Bite, which aired on Discovery Italy – Real Time Channel in 2013 as Ti Prendo per la Gola

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