Gerbrig Blanksma

Blue Ant hires Discovery exec Blanksma to SVP sales role

Global distributor Blue Ant International has appointed Gerbrig Blanksma as SVP of international sales and partnerships. Based in London, Blanksma will report to Solange Attwood, EVP of Blue Ant International – a division of Blue Ant Media – and will oversee sales across the UK and Italy. She will expand the division’s library with additional […]

Scripps expands distribution operation

Scripps Networks Interactive has hired Gerbrig Blanksma from Off the Fence and upped Elise Ching within its programme sales division. Blanksma will cover sales across the EMEA region and Ching (left) will be responsible for Asia. Scripps took sales in-house in 2014 – they had been with Passion – with distribution run by Hud Woodle, […]

James leaves Off the Fence after 10 years

Darrel James has left his role as COO of Amsterdam-based distributor Off the Fence after nearly ten years with the company, TBI can reveal. The experienced British exec decided to leave to return to the UK, and has taken a position as executive chairman of not-for-profit digital company, Cathartic. It is understood the former ITV, […]

Stehmeier, Eyre exiting Off the Fence

Bo Stehmeier and Georgina Eyre are leaving distributor Off the Fence as part of a restructuring that sees the firm draft in Modern Times Group’s director of pay TV channels. OTF managing director, distribution Stehmeier (pictured) is leaving the company this month after eight years. There’s currently no word of his next post. “Bo has […]