Matthew Frank steps down at Zodiak Rights

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 10-01-2014

Steve Macallister, former president and managing director of BBC Worldwide's sales and distribution division, will take up the position of CEO of Zodiak Rights from 13 January. He succeeds Matthew Frank who is stepping down from the international distribution and rights exploitation arm of Zodiak Media.

Frank leaves the position after 20 years, having joined his brother's independent company RDF in 1994. RDF Rights became Zodiak Rights in 2010 following the acquisition of RDF Media Group by Zodiak.

Frank's departure follows that of his brother David Frank, former CEO Zodiak Media who was replaced by Marc-Antoine d'Halluin in October 2013.

Steve Macallister is now charged to take the company to its next phase.

At BBC Worldwide, Macallister was responsible for the exploitation of intellectual property around the world of over 50,000 hours of content.