NEW YORK NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Premium entertainment network EPIX today announced that it has named Sandy Ashendorf Executive Vice President for Content Distribution. Reporting directly to EPIX President and CEO Mark Greenberg and based in New York, Ms. Ashendorf will head the network’s distribution partnerships on all platforms.
Ms. Ashendorf brings over 25 years of media industry experience to EPIX, joining from BBC Worldwide America, where she was Executive Vice President of Distribution responsible for managing all domestic affiliate sales and marketing initiatives for the company’s U.S. assets, resulting in substantial subscriber gains for BBC America and BBC World News. Previously, she spent over seventeen years at Viacom in senior leadership capacities, ultimately becoming EVP Affiliate Sales and Marketing for MTV Networks and managing the sales groups responsible for distribution across satellite, telco and wireless. She has also acted as a consultant to a variety of media companies and began her career as a Corporate Associate with the law firm of Rubin Baum Levin Constant & Friedman.
"I’ve worked in the industry with Sandy for over twenty years and am delighted that she is bringing her powerful combination of experience, relationships and business acumen to EPIX,” said Mr. Greenberg. “As we expand our executive team and build our network operating infrastructure, Sandy will add a valuable new dimension and will be a key resource in expanding and strengthening our partnerships and driving new growth.”
“I am thrilled to be a part of EPIX’s next phase of growth,” said Ms. Ashendorf. “I look forward to working with our distributors to create new revenue generating opportunities, provide more value for subscribers and bring our premium line-up of hit movies and compelling original programming to new and broader audiences.”
Ms. Ashendorf is a graduate of New York University and Cardozo Law School. She sits on the Board of Directors of the T. Howard Foundation and Women’s Project Theater.
EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX).