Global Agency Adds Broadcast Vet Farrell Meisel

Program format distributor Global Agency has appointed veteran broadcast executive Farrell E. Meisel to the newly created role of director of development. Meisel will work for both Global Agency, and its finished program arm World Wide Entertainment. He will focus on developing long-term partnerships and identifying new areas of growth for the two divisions.

Meisel has extensive executive management and content development experience at a number of major organizations including Turner Broadcasting, HBO International, Viacom International, MediaCorp of Singapore, Alhurra Television (Middle East Broadcast Networks Inc.) and News Corp.

Most recently, he was building broadcast infrastructures in emerging markets such as Poland, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

Izzet Pinto, CEO of Global Agency, said of Meisel’s appointment: “It’s a real coup for us to have signed Farrell up. He’s got unrivalled experience in the international television landscape, and will be a huge asset both for Global Agency and World Wide Entertainment.”

And Meisel added: “I am delighted to join Izzet and the wonderful team at Global Agency and World Wide Entertainment. I have long admired the company, having acquired their top-rated quality content on the international channels’ side for years. I look forward to working alongside my new colleagues, whom I’ve long admired, so we may develop the next phase of growth for the company.”

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