ITV Studios Global Entertainment Hires BBC High-Flier For North American Sales Push

British commercial broadcaster's distributor appoints Greg Johnson as senior VP sales, covering the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

LONDON -- ITV Studios Global Entertainment has hired Greg Johnson to spearhead the U.K. commercial network sales arm's activities across North America, Canada and Latin America.

Johnson joins ITV SGE as SVP, sales Americas from BBC Worldwide Americas where he was most recently SVP, sales and co-productions.

The fresh hire will be based in Los Angeles and report to Tobias de Graaff, director global television distribution.

Johnson, a former Disney TV executive high-flier, joined BBC worldwide in 2010, taking responsibility for the distributor’s factual sales and co-production business in the U.S.