David Smyth has been appointed to svp and managing director, Europe, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD). Based in London, Smyth, who has been with the company since 2009, is being promoted from his current position as svp, Sales and Development. He replaces Steve Cornish, who is retiring after 30 years with the company. Smyth will be responsible for the overall operations of the division as well as distribution activity and expansion of business relationships with broadcasters across Europe and Russia.