Nickelodeon Networks Australia & New Zealand has tapped Ben Cox as its Vice President and General Manager. In his new role, Cox will take on day-to-day management of Nickelodeon brands in the region, which include a 24-hour subscription TV network, digital platforms, live events, recreation destinations, consumer products, local production and program sales.
Cox arrives at Nick after serving as General Manager of Content Aggregation at Foxtel, where he previously served as head of channel partnerships and as business development manager since joining the company in 2008. He has also been a strategy analyst and product manager for Austar Ent.
“Ben has always championed the value kids’ brands bring to Foxtel, and he comes into this role with a nuanced expertise I’m confident will continue to drive Nickelodeon’s success,” said Ben Richardson, SVP and GM for VIMN Australia & New Zealand. “His familiarity with our business combined with a top-notch reputation makes him the perfect choice to lead the Nickelodeon business in Australia and New Zealand.”
The new veep is also an alternate director on the board of Nickelodeon Australia Management Pty., the joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and Foxtel that operates Nick business in Australia and New Zealand.