PARIS — Manuel Alduy, a Canal Plus veteran who worked as head of film and more recently ran the pay TV channel’s OTT and digital creation division, is joining 20th Century Fox Television Distribution as senior VP of sales and development.

Alduy will serve as managing director of the Paris office of Fox’s TV distribution, where he will spearhead the distribution of Twentieth Century Fox programming across pay, basic and Free TV, as well as subscription VOD.

A well-regarded figure in the film and TV worlds, Alduy will also develop new opportunities in local programming for Fox’s TV division and will be reporting to the head office in L.A.

“Manuel is a highly respected executive in the television market place who has an equally creative and intelligent approach to deal-making in our ever evolving television business,” said Gina Brogi, EVP of worldwide pay TV and SVOD at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, who described Alduy as as dynamic, collaborative and gracious.

Alduy added, “I am thrilled to join this great team at Twentieth Century Fox TV Distribution. The studio’s award-winning programming portfolio, across both feature films and television series, is second to none.”

Alduy said he looked forward to exploring and expanding sales opportunities across multiple platforms.

During his 22-year tenure, Alduy wore different hats and played a key role in modernizing Canal Plus and ramping up its digital offering. More recently, he led Canal Plus’s web and mobile division — a function which led him to negotiate deals for SVOD in the French market via CanalPlay, as well as free on-demand MCN on YouTube, DailyMotion, canalplus.fr and mobile short form series for Studio Plus. Alduy was previously head of cinema and TV series acquisition.