“American Idol” producer FremantleMedia Enterprises today named Keith Hindle (left) regional chief executive for the Americas.
Hindle previously served as executive vice president of licensing for FME Americas, where he managed branded entertainment, interactive, consumer products and live entertainment ventures, such as the ubiquitous Coke and Ford sponsorships on “American Idol.” He also launched FME’s digital content channel, Atomic Wedgie.
In his new role, Hindle will develop and implement FME’s strategy in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Latin American and the Caribbean. His appointment is part of FME’s “stategic shift towards a more regional focus,” the company said.
“FME has an unparalleled ability to roll out brands both internationally, and across multiple platforms locally,” Hindle said. “This is the key capability we offer for both our own global brands like Idol, X Factor and Got Talent, as well as the third party brands we represent. Bringing together first rate partners, which may be advertisers, producers or rights holders, is a key focus for us and one I am keen to expand further.”
FME has recently named a number of new executives, including appointing Shingo Ishiyama, president of FremantleMedia Japan; Carl Zuzarte , managing director of FremantleMedia Indonesia; Donna Redier Linsk, COO of FremantleMedia North America; and Rob Clark, president of Worldwide Entertainment for FremantleMedia.
The company plans to announce two more CEO appointments for the Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific markets soon.
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