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A+E Networks appoints MD of int’l strategy, digital media

Christopher Barry, most recently an SVP with Sundance Channel, will develop and execute strategic initiatives and partnerships for A+E's international division, and oversee its digital operations.
March 31, 2012

A+E Networks has appointed Christopher Barry as its managing director, international strategy and digital media.

Barry, most recently SVP of digital media and business strategy for Sundance Channel, will be based in New York City and will report to A+E international SVP Sean Cohan. He’ll be tasked with developing and executing strategic initiatives and partnerships for A+E’s international division, and overseeing its digital operations.

He will also be given responsibility for driving international digital distribution, negotiating deals with the company’s broadband, VoD and mobile partners, and developing rights exploitation and protection strategies.

“Digital and strategy are important to all our businesses and Christopher holds a unique set of skills and experiences that will be crucial to A+E Networks’ continued commercial development internationally,” said Cohan.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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