AP Appoints New Director of Business Development, Video
Associated Press has appointed Chris Waiting as director of business development
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
join the EMEA and Asia management team and will support Daisy Veerasingham, head
of AP’s video business. He will develop new markets and extend AP content into
mobile and emerging digital media in markets like the Middle East.
Prior to joining
AP, Waiting served as chief of staff to the chief operating officer and head of
strategy for the operations division at the BBC. He drove the development and
launch of The Space, a digital arts platform in partnership with Arts Council
England and helped launch YouView. He has also worked for children’s TV producer
HIT Entertainment and as a strategy consultant at Burlington and Deloitte.
“In 2010 AP
embarked on a two year, multimillion-dollar upgrade of its video business
transforming newsgathering, production and distribution to high definition.
With this upgrade complete and new platforms such as AP Video Hub enabling us
to deliver breaking news to newspapers and digital publishers, we are now
looking at the next phase of evolution for AP’s business,” Veerasingham said.
“Waiting’s appointment will ensure that we continue to innovate and remain
focused on the ever-evolving needs of our customers.”