Kew Media Distribution appointed Maria Ibarra as director of Sales, Distribution.

Based in Miami, Ibarra will manage the company sales efforts across Latin America, Canada, U.S. Hispanic territories, and the Caribbean. Ibarra brings over 10 years of experience in broadcast distribution and business development from her time at Viacom International Media Networks. She most recently served as director, International Program Sales, for Latin America and Canada.

Starz brought on two new additions to its International Digital Networks team.
Darren Nielson has been appointed senior vice president of Distribution and Business Development. He will front the distribution and business effort for Starz-branded digital and linear services. Jeff Cooke has been tapped for vice president of Programming. He will oversee programming for the international expansion of the company’s direct-to-consumer subscription service.