South Korean media giant CJ ENM has hired Sebastian Kim as its new director for content sales and acquisitions.
Kim will report to Jangho Seo, SVP of content business at the Seoul-based firm, with oversight of the company’s finished content sales, including programming picked up by global platforms such as Netflix, Viu, iQIYI and international linear channels. He will also take responsibility for content acquisition from major studios for CJ ENM basic and premium pay channels.
Kim joined CJ ENM in 2007, starting his career for International Business Development, before being appointed as managing director at CJ ENM’s Hong Kong office to oversee the company’s expansion in South East Asia.
He has spent the past seven years working to expand CJ ENM’s overseas channels tvN Asia and tvN Movies, developing partnerships with local platforms.
“In a time where the world is fascinated by Korean stories, I am thrilled to join the content distribution arm to expand the reach of our content toward with global partners,” said Kim in a statement.
Kim’s appointment comes just days after news that CJ ENM sold three dramas produced by its Studio Dragon outfit for broadcast or remake in Japan, Thailand and the Philippines.