Wednesday, 12 October 2016

VIMN Africa appoints Dillon Khan as senior channel director for Comedy Central Africa

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa has appointed TV veteran, Dillon Khan, to the role of senior channel director Comedy Central Africa & Creative Services VIMN Africa, effective from Saturday, 1 October.

Tasked with driving the growth of Comedy Central Africa, Africa’s only 24-hour comedy channel, Khan will be leveraging and applying the extensive production expertise and channel/brand management skills he has acquired over the years as part of the UK and Africa Viacom brand teams.  A key member of the VIMN Africa senior management team since 2013, Khan’s remit will continue to include the creative direction for the whole network.

Khan’s most significant achievements at VIMN Africa to date include overseeing the growth of the MTV brand and playing an integral part in the creative direction for the MTV Africa Music Awards, developing and franchising of the #YouGotGot prank show across MTV channels in Europe, and localising Viacom formats such as Lip Sync Battle Africa and Ridiculousness Africa.

Alex Okosi, VIMN Africa’s senior vice president and managing director, says, “Dillon is the consummate team player who has demonstrated great skills not only as an amazing creative but also as a strategic brand builder. Comedy Central is an extremely successful channel for us and his production prowess will go a long way in helping us to further entrench the value of the brand through local content initiatives.”
                        
Prior to joining VIMN Africa, Khan worked on MTV and MTV Base in the UK as a content creator and was part of the team that worked on MTV’s longest flagship show, The Lick with Trevor Nelson.

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