The appointment follows Amazon Studios restructure of its unscripted operations of its Prime Video and Freevee teams in the US last month.
Amazon has appointed HBO Asia veteran David Simonsen as Director of Southeast Asia for its Prime Video SVOD service and A+E Networks’ Edward Guerron as Senior Content Acquisition Manager for the UK and Germany for its AVOD Freevee divisions.
Guerron joins the company after more than six years at A+E, where he most recently served as director of FAST & AVOD accounts and monetisation. He has held various roles at A+E Networks since 2016.
Simonsen, meanwhile, has been appointed director for South-East Asia at Prime Video, having previously been senior VP of business development at HBO Asia since 2008. The Singapore-based exec also worked at ESPN Star Sports and TVNZ.
The news comes soon after Amazon Studios in the US recently announced plans to combine its Prime Video and Freevee unscripted teams under veteran executive Chris Castallo. With the integration of the teams, Castallo, who previously oversaw unscripted solely for Prime Video, will see his remit expand to include Freevee originals.