BBC Studios has brought its Asia and Australia & New Zealand regions together to create a newly formed Asia-Pacific (APAC) regional business comprising its international sales and distribution business, under the leadership of Jon Penn, formerly Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, BBC Studios. 


The move follows the departure of Myleeta Aga, Acting EVP, Asia, and comes after all BBC Studios’ international sales and distribution business, encompassing content sales, branded services and ancillaries, came together as a single global distribution group from 1 September under Paul Dempsey. In his expanded role, Penn will continue to report to Dempsey. 


Prior to his successful tenure as Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Jon was, for four years, CEO Asia-Pacific for Fremantle’s International distribution division.