Seasoned media executive Gideon Khobane has joined Amazon arsenic nan head for Prime Video Africa.
Khobane joins pinch a remit to support nan maturation of nan Prime Video work crossed sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa and Nigeria. Working intimately pinch nan Africa Originals team, headed up by Ned Mitchell, nan contented acquisitions team, led by Ayanna Lonian and merchandise teams responsible for launching customer features, Khobane is tasked pinch helping to supply a operation of original and exclusive TV bid and movies for existing Prime Video members and to pull caller customers successful sub-Saharan Africa.
The executive, whose acquisition complete his 18-year profession ranges from pay-TV to free-to-air broadcasters crossed sub-Saharan Africa, astir precocious served arsenic a group executive responsible for wide intermezo for nan Multichoice Group, and erstwhile to that, served arsenic CEO of SuperSport International and transmission head astatine M-Net. Khobane will proceed to beryllium based successful South Africa.
Khobane will oversee nan implementation of programming and trading plans for Prime Video Africa’s contented offering, which includes bid “The Lord of nan Rings: The Rings of Power,” “Citadel,” “The Boys,” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” and “The Grand Tour”; films “Air,” “Shotgun Wedding” and “Die Hart”; African originals “Gangs of Lagos,” “LOL: Last One Laughing Naija” hosted by Basketmouth, “LOL: Last One Laughing South Africa” hosted by Trevor Noah; and section acquisitions “Brotherhood,” “King of Thieves,” “Battle connected Buka Street,” “Sista,” “The Men’s Club,” “The Honeymoon,” “The Fury,” “Umbrella Man” and “Atlantis.”
“Khobane’s caller domiciled signals Prime Video’s continued, semipermanent finance successful sub-Saharan Africa, and committedness to creating a work that is diverse, charismatic and engaging to each Prime Video members successful nan region,” nan streamer said successful a statement.