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A+E Networks appoints two execs, bolsters international biz

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MUMBAI: A+E Networks president of international and digital media Sean Cohan has brought in new executives to strengthen the international business of A+E. Strengthening its international team, A+E Networks appointed Edward Sabin and Patrick Vien to serve as executive managing directors.

Cohan said that the appointments would support A+E Networks’ rapidly expanding global footprint across all platforms for both short and long-form entertainment. To be based in New York City starting January, Vien joins A+E Networks from Pulse Films as the executive managing director for international where he would oversee all of A+E’s businesses throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Vien will also lead acquisitions, programming strategy, and production for the company’s channels outside the U.S. and collaborate on international marketing initiatives. Vien will also oversee all aspects relating to the company’s international content sales across 220 territories.

Sabin, who joined A+E Networks in 2015 as the managing director for the Americas and head of commercial operations, has been elevated. He manages key relationships, partnerships, channels and digital media activities in Latin America and Canada, leads the company’s global strategic and operational teams, and heads up format programming and production. Sabin would now oversee of Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He is based in Los Angeles.

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