In a move to consolidate the management of its expanding distribution business, Genius Brands International appointed Caroline Tyre to the position of senior vice president of international distribution. Tyre will lead growth and expansion as head of the Genius Brands Network, an OTT offering that includes the Kid Genius Cartoon Channel and Baby Genius TV, and will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s global distribution business.

“It is an honor to join Genius Brands to be an integral part of the executive team as the company is poised to grow exponentially this year, particularly with the international debut of Rainbow Rangers, as well as the introduction at MIPJr. of Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten [starring Arnold Schwarzenegger] to potential partners around the globe,” Tyre says. “This is truly an exciting time to be part of what Andy and his team have been building over the past five plus years, and I look forward to lending my expertise to take the company’s content distribution to the next level.”

“2019 and 2020 are pivotal years for Genius Brands with the global rollout of our flagship brands, and the development of new properties to take to market,” says Genius Brands’ Chairman and CEO Andy Heyward. “Caroline offers extensive 360-degree expertise in the content industry with a keen insight into the dynamics of the ever-evolving children’s media landscape, and she will be instrumental in building existing relationships and forging new ones with broadcasters and platforms around the world to launch our properties into the marketplace.”

Formerly of AuxMode — a global MCN with more than 2,000 channels — Tyre previously held positions with Spin Master, Entertainment One, DHX Media, the CBC, and TELETOON.