SPTI promotes Keith Le Goy to president, distribution


Mumbai: Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) has promoted Keith Le Goy to president, distribution. Le Goy continues to manage all distribution for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s international television division, directing the company’s licensing operations outside the United States. Based at SPTI’s global headquarters in Culver City, California, he oversees the international distribution of Sony Pictures’ film, television and other content to all media platforms — from terrestrial broadcast, satellite and cable, to digital and electronic delivery, including video-on-demand, subscription-video-on-demand, electronic sell-through and mobile. He reports to SPTI’s president, Michael Grindon.

"We’re extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated distribution team and Le Goy has played a key role in leading the group to reaching our targets, providing exceptional client service and implementing new processes," said Grindon. "As the market changes, we also value Le Goy’s ability to look for new revenue streams and ability to quickly adapt to changes in the marketplace."

Prior to his promotion, Le Goy was SPTI’s executive vice president, distribution since 2006. He was previously based at SPTI’s Latin America headquarters in Miami where he served as senior vice president and managing director, Latin America, for three years. He joined SPTI in 1999 as senior vice president, European distribution, based at SPTI’s European headquarters in London.

Le Goy joined SPTI from The Walt Disney Company, where he was vice president, sales, Europe, with oversight for all of Disney’s European television distribution business. Prior to the Walt Disney Company, Le Goy worked at The National Magazine Company, the U.K. subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation, where he served as director of international sales.

After attending the European School in Brussels and advancing to Cambridge University in England, Le Goy started his professional career in advertising sales, working for media and advertising related publications in London. He was later promoted and became the publisher of Media Week magazine. He also launched and served as the publisher of Media & Marketing Europe, a title dedicated to covering pan European advertising and marketing trends.