Swedish pubcaster SVT appointed Karolina Stallwood as the new Head of SVT International, replacing Stephen Mowbray. The executive arrives from Paramount (formerly ViacomCBS), where she held the position of Senior Director Entertainment, All Brands for ViacomCBS Networks International Nordics. The executive was also responsible for the launch of the Paramount Network and Paramount+ in the Nordic region.
“This really is a dream job for me. SVT has a world-class offering and to be able to continue to deliver a wide, high-quality range of entertainment with the very best programmes bought in is both incredibly enjoyable and an important mission. I look forward to contributing my experience and being part of an extremely competent team,” commented Smallwood, who will take up her new role on May 1 and will also be part of the programme management team.
“I am so happy that Karolina has decided to accept this job. Purchased content is important, for SVT and for the audience, and the competition has become fierce. Karolina has the experience and energy needed to ensure that the most exciting series will continue to come to us in the future,” added Eva Beckman, Director of Programming at SVT.