CNN International Commercial has appointed David Collet to Senior Director of Content Sales and Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region.

Based in Singapore, Collet is responsible for increasing content and services available for CNN’s international affiliates and partners. He will work with existing and new TV and digital publishers across the region to license CNN’s award-winning content, reporting, consultancy and training, as well as launch CNN-branded linear and digital channels.

The appointment comes at an important time for CNN International Commercial as it offers partners unprecedented access to exclusive CNN content around the U.S. elections. CNN is also embarking on a major digital expansion which will see the creation of an additional 200 jobs globally plus a major enhancement of products and technologies. New mobile and off-platform programming units will be created and the global footprint is expanding. Other recent digital investments include the global expansion of CNNMoney, the extraordinary growth of CNN Politics, the launch of CNN Style, and the creation of the socially distributed video network Great Big Story.

Collet and his team in Asia-Pacific work with more than 60 affiliates and partners. He reports to Greg Beitchman, Vice President of Content Sales and Partnerships for CNN International. “David is a genuine media expert who can capitalize on CNN’s exponential growth, innovation and investment in digital platforms and content for the benefit of our content partners across the region. As well as continuing to work with traditional affiliates and growing successful ventures such as CNN Philippines and CNN Indonesia, he will be instrumental in identifying ways to share our wealth of expertise and unique content in the digital space,” Beitchman said.

Prior to CNN International, Collet was head of content distribution for Perform Group, Singapore. He begins his new role with CNN this week. 

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About David Collet:
David has 15 years of experience and a proven track record working across digital, content, media, data, sponsorship and communications. He joins CNN International from Perform Group, Singapore, where he was responsible for building ITS Asia business through marketing and business development strategies. He led the company to double digit revenue growth across multiple sectors, including broadcasters, digital, agencies and governing bodies. He moved to Asia after forging a successful career in Europe, based in London and Paris. David is fluent in English and French and holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Management.

About CNN International:
CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 420 million households around the globe, including over 72 million across the Asia Pacific region. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and recently expanded its US presence with its launch on CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN is at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to invest heavily in expanding its digital global footprint, with a suite of award-winning digital properties and a range of strategic content partnerships, commercialised through a strong data-driven understanding of audience behaviours. Over the years CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. CNN has 41 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is part of Turner, a Time Warner company.