Acun Medya Global takes pleasure in announcing the appointment of Mr. George Levendis as Chief Operations Officer.
Prior to joining Acun Medya Global, Mr. Levendis was the Head of International for Syco Entertainment from January 2011 to March 2018, overseeing all aspects of Syco’s international operations including the expansion of over 50 versions of Got Talent and The X Factor formats globally.
George Levendis has spent the last 20 years in pivotal senior executive roles across a range of media operations within the television, entertainment and music industry. Among his previous positions he was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for SONY BMG Music Entertainment in New York (2005-2007) and the former Managing Director/GM of Antenna TV Greece (2008-2010) as well as appearing on-air as a judge for three seasons of the Greek version of The X Factor and three seasons of Star Academy in the early 2000’s.
George Levendis said: “I am very excited to be joining Acun Medya Global, an innovative, forward thinking media business with ambitions to expand globally across the television, sports, digital and entertainment business. Turkey is currently the fastest growing exporter of content globally, and Acun Medya is a key part of this trend. The company is made up of smart, media savvy and dynamic executives and I want to thank Acun and CEO Ebru Atasav for this opportunity”.
Acun Medya Global founder and owner, Acun Ilıcalı expressed the group’s excitement and pleasure in welcoming George Levendis to the team: “We are very excited and happy to welcome George to the Acun Medya team. Since we started this company, we always aimed for growth, creativity and innovation, without losing our family spirit. We believe George’s background and global expertise will help us greatly on this path, which will be further enhanced by his ideas and enthusiasm as part of the Acun Medya team.
About Acun Medya;
Acun Medya, established in 2004 by Mr. Acun Ilıcalı, is a leading international production company and broadcasting group, producing worldwide formats including Bake Off, Come Dine with Me, Dancing with the Stars, Deal or No Deal, Fear Factor, Got Talent, My Man Can, My Style Rocks, Ninja Warrior, Power of Love, Rising Star, Survivor, The Voice, The Voice Kids and Utopia. Acun Medya also operates two national mainstream TV channels in Turkey, TV8 and TV8,5. Acun Medya Global, at present, in addition to producing day time and primetime content in Europe and South America, produces EXATHLON, a brand new sports-reality format, in Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Colombia and soon on Telemundo, for the Hispanic American audience in the USA. Acun Medya Global, whilst expanding rapidly across the globe, characterizes itself as not only producing original Turkish and International formats for markets across the world, but also with a 360 degree focus on the TV business as well as providing expertise in broadcasting strategies, digital integration and innovative commercial initiatives. Acun Medya currently has offices in Turkey, Holland, Greece, Mexico, Romania and the Dominican Republic with plans for further expansion in 2018.
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