Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) has announced the promotion of Todd Miller as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Asia, from the rank of Senior Vice President, International Networks for the same region. The announcement was made by Michael Grindon, President, SPTI to whom Miller reports.
Relocating to SPTI Asia headquarters to Hong Kong, Miller would now be responsible for managing and coordinating licensing, network operations and local-language productions for the entire region.
An official communiqué quoted Grindon as saying: “Todd has done exceptional work for SPTI’s global network group, managing AXN Asia and successfully launching Animax Asia. He previously oversaw all of SPTI’s licensing operations for Asia growing our business throughout the region. Todd's experience, proven track record of success, and solid managerial skills make him an ideal candidate for the managing director’s position.”
Previously based in Singapore, Miller administered all operations and day-to-day activities of AXN Asia and Animax Asia – SPTI’s 24-hour Japanese animé channel. Miller was also entrusted to explore newer business opportunities for Sony’s international networks division in the continent. Prior to taking over the senior vice president’s rank for the international networks division in August 2003, Miller was serving as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, AXN Asia since June 2000.
Miller joined SPTI in Hong Kong in 1994 as Sales Manager, Asia, and subsequently rose through the ranks to head SPTI’s licensing group in the region. During his tenure, Miller was credited with doubling the marketshare and client-base while growing the SPTI Asian business by 300 percent before taking on the helm of AXN Asia.
A seasoned media whiz, Miller had several successful stints before joining SPTI. In his assignment of a senior sales executive at STAR TV, he generated significant advertising revenue for India. He had also worked with CNN International and Sojourn magazine. Miller received a business graduation with beta-gamma-sigma honours from Columbia Business School, USA.