In her new role, she will further grow Acun Medya Global’s formats footprint as well as source scripted and non-scripted formats for the multiple markets the group is implemented in and caters for.
Former John de Mol’s Talpa Global and ITV Studios exec Isabelle Blog-Azoulay to lead Distribution Operations and IP Acquisitions at Istanbul-based Acun Medya Global.
Azoulay who will remain Netherlands-based will serve in the role of EVP Global Sales & IP Acquisitions with the dual goal to further grow Acun Medya Global’s formats footprint as well as sourcing scripted and non-scripted formats for the multiple markets the group is implemented in and caters for; Turkey, Greece, CEE, Mexico and US Hispanics.
In her new role, Azoulay will oversee distribution strategies and activities at Acun Medya Global and its subsidiaries worldwide alongside group veteran Mirka Savic, Director of Global Productions & Acquisitions, and reporting into group CEO Ebru Atasav.
“Our long years of experience collaborating with Isabelle in her previous roles convinced us she would be a great asset to help us achieve our immense ambitions as we have a shared vision for our business,” said Atasav. Acun Medya Group founder and owner, Acun Ilıcalı added: “We trust Isabelle’s global format expertise will help us achieve our vision to reach more audiences with the world’s most creative ideas”.
Says Azoulay: “I am deeply grateful to join the talented Acun Medya family. They are business-savvy forward-thinkers who created and still fully control one of the last major independent media groups in the world, bringing innovative and brilliant content praised by audiences everywhere.”
Azoulay has held sales and leadership roles in several international media businesses for over 15 years. Her international distribution experience includes companies such as ITV Studios (UK), Propagate Content (US), TF1 (France), Robin&Co (France), and Talpa Global (Netherlands) where she was responsible for global licensing powerhouses such as The Voice (Talpa/ITV), Love Island (ITV), Next Level Chef (Fox), Come Dine With Me (ITV) and notable scripted series Kaamelott (Robin&Co) and Camera Café (Robin&Co). Most recently, she served as EVP Head of Formats at Los Angeles-based Propagate Content.