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Studiocanal promotes Smith to UK CEO

Studiocanal, the French production company operated by pay TV platform Canal+, has promoted Robb Smith to chief operating officer for its UK operations and executive vice president, global digital strategy.

Smith was formerly head of television and new media in the UK and executive vice president, international television. He will report to UK CEO Danny Perkins and Matthieu Zeller, executive vice president, strategic marketing and international distribution.

As well as working across its UK business, Smith will be responsible for the development of a digital strategy for international distribution and will coordinate negotiations with worldwide subscription video-on-demand platforms.