Press release from The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand today announced that Ms. Amber Knight has been appointed sales director, Disney Media Distribution, responsible for strategically developing and managing Disney’s program distribution business for free to air, basic, and subscription TV businesses in Australia and New Zealand, ensuring Disney is positioned as the leading provider of branded entertainment.
Disney Media Distribution (DMD) distributes The Walt Disney Company’s programs and channels to television, broadband and mobile platforms. Globally, the division distributes more than 30,000 hours of programming to over 1,300 platform partners across 240 territories worldwide. The program portfolio includes quality feature films, critically-acclaimed scripted and reality series, ABC news programming, live action and animated kids content, and prestigious specials such as the Academy Awards®. Disney Media Distribution also oversees channel distribution of the much-loved Disney Channel and Disney Junior to all major pay TV platforms in the region.
Based in Sydney, Ms. Knight will report directly to Mr. Haydn Arndt, general manager, Disney Media Distribution, Australia and New Zealand.
Ms. Knight brings more than 15 years commercial experience within the Australian & New Zealand television/media markets, including Head of Commercial – Global Brands & Magazines and Head of Television Sales – Australia for BBC Worldwide.