Ben Cox has been named VP and GM of Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand, where he will be responsible for 24-hour subscription TV networks, digital platforms, live events, recreation destinations, consumer products, local productions and program sales.
Cox will be based in Nickelodeon’s East Sydney headquarters as of mid-February and will report to Ben Richardson, SVP and GM of Viacom International Media Networks Australia and New Zealand.
Previously, Cox was GM of content aggregation at Australian pay-TV company Foxtel. He was also an alternate director on the board of Nickelodeon Australia Management Pty, which is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and Foxtel.
During his time there, he helped launch the Nick Play app, which is a VOD and game app for Foxtel subscribers. He also worked on Foxtel’s own kids SVOD app.