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Murphy upped at A+E Networks

A+E Networks has promoted Christian Murphy to the role of senior vice president, international programming & marketing.
May 18, 2011

A+E Networks has promoted Christian Murphy to the role of senior vice president, international programming & marketing.

In Murphy’s new role, he and his team are responsible for A+E Networks’ international content catalogue. He will also oversee local teams on programming, production, scheduling and acquisition strategies and is responsible for international production activities and acquisitions for channels outside the U.S.

Murphy will also manage the international program catalog and production, brand strategy and marketing for the network’s international division, which includes brands History, A&E, Lifetime, BIO, Crime & Investigation Network and Military History.

He will report to Sean Cohan, senior vice president, international, A+E Networks.

“Christian is truly passionate about television, and since joining AETN, he has proven to be an invaluable member of the A+E Networks’ international management team.  Over the past three years, he has spearheaded a myriad of successful programming, marketing and sales initiatives.  I believe that with his creativity, expertise and leadership, we will see continued success not just in these areas, but across our entire international business,” said Cohan.

Murphy has been with AETN since 2008 where he served as vice president, international. Prior to working with AETN, he was general manager, television & marketing at FOXTEL, where he managed the A+E Networks’ brands, The History Channel and The Biography Channel, in Australia and New Zealand. He also led the team that launched Crime & Investigation Network in Australia, the first territory launch for the channel brand.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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