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Hansen exits Zodiak Rights, joins A+E Networks

A+E Networks has hired Zodiak Rights exec Glen Hansen (pictured) to be its VP of content sales for Asia-Pacific.
August 11, 2014

A+E Networks has hired Zodiak Rights exec Glen Hansen (pictured) to be its VP of content sales for Asia-Pacific.

Hansen was most recently Zodiak Rights’ senior VP of sales and acquisitions for North America, overseeing coproductions, program and format sales, and program acquisitions.

At A+E, he will report to international content sales and partnerships MD Joel Denton – whose hiring was announced last week – and to Asia-Pacific MD Alan Hodges.

In a statement, Hodges said: “Glen’s extensive sales expertise and knowledge of the Asia-Pacific television market is crucial to leading the Asia team, and expanding A+E Networks’ syndication business throughout the region.”

Hansen will be based in Los Angeles and will oversee content sales for Asia, Australia and New Zealand, managing A+E Networks’ Asia-based sales team.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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