Ex-MTV Chairman cements Mind Candy’s entertainment credentials.
Mind Candy, the entertainment company behind global kids phenomenon Moshi Monsters, announced that Bill Roedy (Former CEO and Chairman of MTV Networks International) has joined the board of Mind Candy as non-exec director.
Bill’s impressive career began as a commander in the U.S. Army and culminated as Chairman and CEO at MTV Networks International. He has a wealth of experience in entertainment media and drove MTV’s rapid global expansion. Under Bill’s leadership, MTV developed a global operation that now includes 200 channels in over 200 countries and 33 languages. The networks now reach a potential audience of over two billion people, making it the largest in the world. Bill is the author of ‘What Makes Business Rock’ – a free-wheeling rock ‘n’ roll tale of his amazing journey. He also has a long record working with global health challenges.
As non-exec director Bill will help Mind Candy as the company expands globally, develops new brands and launches linear entertainment such as Moshi TV, cartoons and films.
Commenting on Bill’s appointment, Mind Candy CEO Michael Acton Smith said, “It’s an honor to have Bill join us here at Mind Candy. He is a fantastic businessman with a fascinating story. We look forward to benefiting from his rich and varied experience as we expand into many new areas of the entertainment industry.”
Bill Roedy commented, "Mind Candy is a very impressive operation. Moshi Monsters is on the way to becoming a global 'tour de force.' It will be an exciting ride, alongside the expert leadership of Michael and his team."
Source: Mind Candy
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.