Zodiak Kids Gets First CEO

Zodiak Media has appointed former ITV Studios Global Entertainment executive Jean-Philippe Randisi as chief executive officer of Zodiak Kids.

In the newly created position, Randisi will have responsibility across the group’s dedicated kids’ division. He will be responsible for the entire Zodiak Kids division consisting of three production houses–Marathon Media and Tele Images in Paris, and The Foundation in the U.K.–in addition to kids’ content TV distribution, in partnership with Steve Macallister.

Randisi joins from ITVS GE where he currently holds the position of executive vice president and director of consumer products. Prior to ITV, he was senior vice president and managing director of international business at Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products. Prior to Viacom, Randisi Saban’s consumer products business in Europe.

"Zodiak Kids’ footprint gives it the scope to become a truly global enterprise and Jean-Philippe’s appointment reflects our ambition to fulfill this potential and to build the business yet further with coordination and investment across Marathon Media, Tele Images, The Foundation and kids content distribution,” says  Marc-Antoine d’Halluin, chief executive officer, Zodiak Media, to whom Randisi will report.

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