MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has promoted Stuart Baxter to senior executive vice president, European distribution. Based at SPT’s European headquarters in London, he will oversee the distribution of all of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s (SPE) feature film and television programs to all media outlets throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including terrestrial broadcast, satellite and cable, telcos, mobile operators and various on-demand platforms. Baxter becomes SPT’s highest-ranking commercial executive in the region and reports directly to SPT president, international distribution Keith Le Goy.
"Under Stuart, our business has grown tremendously in the past five years," said Le Goy. "Stuart has built the best team in the television and digital businesses and we are confident that his leadership will deliver even greater success in the future."
Prior to his promotion, Baxter was SPT’s executive vice president, European distribution, since 2006. He joined SPT in 2003 as senior vice president, European distribution. He came to SPT from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution in London where he served as vice president, international business development. He joined Warner Bros. International Television Distribution in 1998 as director, business development. Previously, Baxter was at EBN/CNBC, where he served for two years as commercial director of the 24-hour channel (a joint venture from Dow Jones/NBC). Prior to that, Baxter served for five years as general manager of the satellite communication services company, Maxat Limited, a subsidiary of France Telecom, where he was responsible for launching the venture.