Leadman will lead international distribution of The Weather Channel Television Network’s primetime programming and original series
ATLANTE, June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Allen Media Group— parent company of The weather channel television network – named Tony Leadman Executive Director of International Distribution. In this new role, Leadman is responsible for developing and leading a business unit that will distribute The weather channelhit original programming, such as frozen gold, Uncharted Adventure and Earth Unlocked to broadcasters and content platforms around the world.
“Tony Leadman is highly accomplished and respected in the international broadcasting industry,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “With his extensive background in media, sales and marketing, we are confident that Tony will help us achieve our international programming initiatives and goals.”
before joining The weather groupLeadman was the architect of TVC and Bell Mediathe international program distribution business of . He was responsible for numerous international co-productions, commissions and licensing agreements ensuring millions in annual revenue. Before his time with TVC and Bell MediaLeadman was the Canadian executive director of MGM Studios television department. During his tenure with the MGM Studioshe managed the distribution business and secured Canadian financing for the wildly popular Stargate SG-1 series as well as Fighting spirit.
“Weather Group’s ownership and management are made up of extremely talented and committed individuals. I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this team and to lead our international endeavors,” said Tony Leadman, Executive Director of International Distribution for The Weather Group. “We intend to form partnerships and supply agreements with the world’s leading broadcasters and producers. It’s exciting to join a progressive team as The Weather Channel continues to innovate and adapt its programming to the prime time.”
About the Weather Channel
Since its launch 40 years ago, The Weather Channel television network has become the highest rated and most widely distributed weather network in America. The Weather Channel has been voted America’s most trusted news brand for 11 consecutive years and the fifth most trusted brand overall. The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation’s only source for 24-hour nationwide storm coverage. With Meteorologists Trusted who analyze, forecast and report the weather, his expertise is unmatched. In 2021 and 2019, The Weather Channel won Emmy Awards for its innovative Immersive Mixed Reality technology that changes the standard for weather presentation. The Weather Channel CTV app is available on Amazon Fire TV and Android TV and will soon be available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Vizio and Xfinity Flex. For more information visit: www.weathergroup.com.
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