NEW YORK, NY, December 5, 2006: BBC Worldwide has appointed Clara Fon-Sing as VP America East Coast and Latin America to its Motion Gallery business, as announced by Jan Ross, Senior Vice President, BBC Motion Gallery.
Fon-Sing joins from INA (Institut National de l‘Audiovisuel), the French public television archive and will be responsible for leading the New York based team to take advantage of exciting new opportunities in the US and Latin American markets and contribute to positioning BBC Motion Gallery as the leading supplier of motion imagery clips globally.
Commented Ross: “Clara will be bringing her extensive experience in the footage industry both in Europe and the US to help achieve BBC Motion Gallery's ambitious growth plans for these important territories. Her track record of determining strategic business development to drive sales and revenues is going to be a real asset for us.”
"With a powerful global brand and exclusive content from highly respected sources including BBC, CBS News, NHK and ABC, we are in a strong position to be the video content provider of choice for digital media professionals worldwide," said Fon-Sing. "The rapidly developing digital environment and the emergence of new users of motion images makes this an exciting time to distribute world-renowned content in the US and Latin America and expand our position in these markets."
Prior to her position as Head of International Development with INA in France, Fon-Sing was and Sales and Marketing Manager with ABC News VideoSource in New York. Fon-Sing has a Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication from the Sorbonne University and a Master's degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Notes to Editors:
BBC Motion Gallery, a division of BBC Worldwide Limited, offers media professionals in advertising, commercials, television, film, interactive and corporate video production access to the world‘s most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing worldwide. With more than 500 million feet of film and 300,000 hours of video, BBC Motion Gallery encompasses a wealth of content covering natural history, wildlife, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, culture, performing arts and more, including acclaimed programming produced in conjunction with Discovery and PBS. BBC Motion Gallery is also the exclusive global representative of the CBS News Archive, one of the world‘s most respected news collections featuring coverage of virtually every historical event in the last 50 years. BBC Motion Gallery operates from offices in London and regional offices in Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo.
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: Global Channels, Global TV Sales, Magazines, Content & Production, Home Entertainment, Children's and Digital Media. In 2005/06 BBC Worldwide generated profits of £89 million on sales of £784 million.