A+E appoints Habbershaw to international programming role

Sally Habbershaw, most recently with AMC Networks, is coming to A+E Networks in a newly created role as the company furthers its international roll out for its Lifetime brand.
November 16, 2012

Sally Habbershaw, most recently an acquisitions VP with AMC Networks, has joined A+E Networks in a newly created international programming role.

Habbershaw will take on the position of vice president, international programming, production and operations, reporting to Christian Murphy, senior vice president of international programming and marketing,

In her new role, she will international programming, research and operations teams, and oversee the company’s program catalog.

At AMC Networks, Habbershaw was vice president of acquisitions, scheduling and promotions at Sundance and WE tv Global and oversaw programming, scheduling and operations across all of its international channels. Prior to AMC, she’d worked for Viacom’s VH1 as director of development, and as a vice president and general manager of VH1 UK.

“We are poised to continue the roll out of Lifetime globally, and wanted to further strengthen our experienced programming team,” said Murphy of the appointment in a statement. “With her international background in programming, scheduling and acquisitions, Sally is the perfect fit for this role, and we are thrilled to have her join the staff.”

“A+E Networks has some of the most talked about channel brands and programs in the U.S. pay TV market, and I’m very excited to join the company,” added Habbershaw.

A+E Networks operates 54 channels in more than 150 markets and 37 languages. Channel brands include History, A&E, Lifetime, Bio, Crime & Investigation Network, and Military History.


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