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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.

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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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