SPTI promotes Ross Hair to exec vp

Will oversee channels in Europe, Middle East, Africa

LONDON -- Sony Pictures Television International has promoted Ross Hair to executive vp international networks, Europe, overseeing SPTI's stable of channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa that includes AXN, Animax, SET and joint venture HBO Europe.

Based in London, Hair will continue SPTI's expansion plans, which have recently included channel launches in Germany, Spain, Portugal and the CIS, pursuing business opportunities across satellite, cable and IPTV platforms.

Hair has been SPTI senior vp international networks since 2005.