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Ireton comes back to History Channel Japan

Asia Ireton (pictured) has returned to the role of general manager of History Japan, a role she previously held from 2001 to 2004.
April 23, 2013

Asia Ireton has returned to the role of general manager of History Japan, a role she previously held from 2001 to 2004.

Ireton will be based in Tokyo, overseeing the channel operations of the joint venture between A+E Networks and Super-Network.

She will report to Alan Hodges, managing director, Asia Pacific for A+E Networks, and Shoji Iwamoto, president of Super Network and representative director for The History Channel Japan.

Previously, Ireton held roles including head of marketing and distribution for Marza Animation Planet, senior marketing positions with Allied Integrated Marketing and Imagi Studios, and was also the editor-in-chief of trade publication Movie/TV Marketing.

“Ms. Ireton’s passion for our content, knowledge of the Japanese media market, and roots on both sides of the Pacific make her uniquely qualified to manage the growth of A+E Networks’ brands in this vital market,” said Hodges.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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