Industry Moves: Endemol Grabs Disney's Toumazis For Sales Push

This story was written by Robert Andrews.
Another big hire for Endemol under the new regime. It's hired Disney-ABC-ESPN (NYSE: DIS) Television's EMEA EVP and MD Tom Toumazis as chief commercial officer, responsible for driving sales and distribution. Toumazis joined Disney in 2001 as EMEA SVP and MD of Buena Vista International Television; he's struck the Europe, Middle East and Africa distribution deals for shows like Lost and Desperate Housewives. Endemol creative director Peter Bazalgette quit in September during its takeover by John de Mol, Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. The company got a new CEO in Ynon Kreiz and made a high-profile signing in Arts Alliance's Adam Valkin last month,

By Robert Andrews