Global Agency adds Afghan exec
Posted By Nico Franks On 24-01-2013 @ 10:33 am In News
Turkish distributor Global Agency has appointed the former CEO of Afghan commercial network 1TV as its director of development.
Veteran broadcast executive Farrell Meisel, who left 1TV last year, will work for both Global Agency and its finished programme arm World Wide Entertainment in the newly created role.
The US expat will “focus on developing long-term partnerships and identifying new areas of growth for the two divisions,” according to Global.
Meisel has worked for Turner Broadcasting System, HBO International and Viacom International Media Networks in the US but has worked internationally for the past 20 years in countries including Russia, Poland and Singapore.
He become CEO of the GroupOne-owned network 1TV and its parent company in 2010, following a two-year stint as president of FMI Media Group in the Middle East and, before that, one year as president of Poland’s Puls Television.
Whilst at 1TV, Meisel oversaw the channel adapt its first licensed formats after picking up local rights to the gameshows That’s My Stuff and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?.
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