Anirban Roy ChoudhuryPublished: 9 Sep 2019, 6:50 AM
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Myleeta Aga to lead content for South East Asia and Australia at Netflix

After spending close to a decade in BBC, Myleeta Aga has moved on from the organisation. As SVP and General Manager SEA and India, BBC Studios, Myleeta Aga was heading BBC's content monetisation and distribution arm in the region.

In a statement, BBC announced that it has brought its Asia and Australia and New Zealand regions together to create a newly formed Asia-Pacific (APAC) regional business, comprising its international sales and distribution business. The statement added that the newly formed APAC business will be under the leadership of Jon Penn, formerly managing director, Australia and New Zealand, BBC Studios.

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"The move follows the departure of Myleeta Aga, Acting EVP, Asia, and comes after all BBC Studios’ international sales and distribution business, encompassing content sales, branded services and ancillaries, came together as a single global distribution group from September 1, 2019," read the statement.

Though Myleeta Aga could not be reached for confirmation, she is believed to be joining Netflix later this year. As per sources, she will lead content for South East Asia and Australia at Netflix and will be based in Singapore.

Before joining BBC in 2009, Aga has had the experience of working as an executive producer at Travel Channel and Discovery Communications. She has also worked with Pearson Television and Ronnie Screwvala's UTV.