Senior Vice President & General Manager, South and South East Asia, BBC Studios
Ryan Shiotani is the Senior Vice President & General Manager for South & Southeast Asia at BBC Studios. He leads the Branded Services and Distribution businesses in Southeast Asia and India.
Ryan manages a multi-disciplinary team responsible for creating and operating BBC Studios’ branded services across Asia – including channels, branded blocks, and OTT services. He also oversees the BBC Studios distribution business, including content sales, affiliate sales and strategic partnerships in South and Southeast Asia. Ryan serves on the board of Sony BBC Earth, BBC Studios’ joint venture channel with Sony Pictures Networks India.
Ryan Shiotani joined BBC Studios in 2007 as Director, Programming, Asia, overseeing the editorial direction of BBC Studios’ Branded Services in Asia, including programming, acquisitions, presentation planning, and media planning. As Vice President, Content, he built the company’s portfolio to include BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, BBC First, CBeebies and BBC Player across linear and digital platforms. In August 2019, Ryan became Acting SVP, Branded Services, Asia, also leading the marketing, creative and insights teams locally.
Prior to joining BBC Studios, Ryan worked across programme scheduling, acquisitions, distribution and production in Latin America, Asia and the United States for Discovery Networks Latin America/Iberia, MTM Entertainment, TV Globo and Sesame Workshop (the producers of Sesame Street, formerly known as Children’s Television Workshop).
BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide merged to form BBC Studios in April 2018.