Sony Pictures Pictures Television has promoted the Australian executive who clinched deals with the Seven and Ten Networks and SVoD service Stan to a European post.

Mark Young, SPT’s senior VP for distribution and sales in Australia and New Zealand, has moved to London to spearhead the studio’s film and TV sales in the UK, Ireland and Africa.

SPT is yet to announce his successor in Australia. Young sold Sony titles including The Blacklist, The Goldbergs and Last Resort to Seven and a local version of Shark Tank to Ten, which wil see innovators and  inventors pitch their  their ideas and products to a bunch of multi-millionaires known as the “sharks."

He sealed a wide-ranging deal with Stan, the Nine Entertainment/Fairfax Media co-venture expected to launch later this month, which includes Breaking Bad and exclusive Australian rights to the prequel, Better Call Saul.

In London he replaced Kylie Munnich, who was poached by Sky Vision, the sales arm of European satellite broadcaster Sky.

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