07 Sep 2018


Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, today announces a new strategic appointment, as Maria Ibarra joins the company as Director of Sales, Distribution.

Based in Miami and reporting to Jennifer Askin, VP of Sales, Maria will manage sales of Kew Media Distribution’s multi-genre programming slate across Latin America, Caribbean, US Hispanic territories and Canada. This newly created role is part of a continued strategy to further develop the success of Kew Media Distribution content throughout the region, and follows the appointment of Jennifer Askin earlier this year.

Previously at Viacom International Media Networks, Maria brings more than 10 years’ experience in broadcast distribution, production and business development to Kew Media Distribution. Maria joined Viacom in 2006 as an in-house Production Manager before moving to the international programme sales team in 2008. During her time at Viacom, Maria managed sales across the Latin American territories, and, since 2015, was Director, International Program Sales, responsible for Latin America and Canada.

Jonathan Ford, EVP of Sales at Kew Media Distribution, commented, “We’re delighted to welcome Maria to the US-based sales team. Our primetime drama and event programming continues to be in demand throughout Latin America and Canada, and with the ongoing proliferation of platforms the opportunities for our wider programme catalogue are greater than ever. Maria’s extensive experience and contacts across these regions, as well as her expert knowledge of local market trends, will be invaluable as we seek to further develop this potential.”

Maria Ibarra added, “I’m excited to take up this fantastic new opportunity to work with the sales team at Kew Media Distribution. Their multi-genre catalogue features a diverse range of top-class drama, factual, comedy and event content, which is constantly refreshed with new and innovative titles from the world’s leading producers. This programming has all the qualities required to deliver strong ratings for the region’s many platforms and broadcasters, and I’m looking forward to playing an integral role in building Kew’s presence across these territories.”


For further information contact:

Debbie Lawrence

The Lippin Company


Tel: +44 (0) 7771 850580


About Kew Media Distribution

Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, produces and acquires more than 1,000 hours of new multi-genre content every year and distributes a diverse catalogue of film, television and digital assets to broadcasters and viewing platforms across the world. Kew Media Distribution manages international rights to a library of over 10,000 hours of TV and digital content, including major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at