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A+E Networks adds three to int’l content sales team

A+E Networks has bolstered its UK-based international content sales team by three, with Robyn Hurd and Michael Oesterlin being appointed as senior directors of content sales for EMEA.
December 18, 2014

A+E Networks has expanded its London-based international content sales team by three.

Robyn Hurd and Michael Oesterlin have each been appointed senior director of content sales for EMEA, while Lorenzo Bertolotti joins as manager of content sales for EMEA.

Hurd’s content distribution territories include the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. A former Drive Television exec, he has previously worked for Target Entertainment, Endemol Distribution and Celador International.

Oesterlin, who was hired back in September for his current position, oversees sales for German-speaking Europe, the Nordics, Turkey, the Middle East, Israel, Greece, Portugal, Africa, French-speaking Belgium and Switzerland.

Oesterlin has served as a consultant to the A+E Networks international content distribution team and previously held senior sales positions with GmBh, Tele München Gruppe, RHI Entertainment, Alchemy Television Group and Warner Bros. International Television.

Both Hurd and Oesterlin will report to Denis Cantin, VP and head of content sales for EMEA.

Manager Bertolotti is responsible for content distribution in Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Israel, Greece, Portugal, French-speaking Belgium and Switzerland. Bertolotti, who previously worked for Passion Distribution and eOne Television International, managing sales in Africa and the Middle East, will report to Oesterlin.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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