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A+E Networks names John Flanagan as GM, History Japan

A+E Networks has named John Flanagan as general manager for The History Channel Japan Corp. (THCJ), a joint venture between A+E Networks and Super-Network, Inc. Based in Tokyo, Flanagan (pictured) will be responsible ...
June 12, 2017

A+E Networks has named John Flanagan as general manager for The History Channel Japan Corp. (THCJ), a joint venture between A+E Networks and Super-Network, Inc.

Based in Tokyo, Flanagan (pictured) will be responsible for all business operations including revenues, channel programming, production, marketing, financial reporting and new business development.

He is tasked with driving THCJ’s growth in the linear and digital space, working with A+E Network’s partners, distribution platforms and advertising clients. Flanagan will work closely with A+E’s management team in Asia to scale the presence of A+E brands in Japan and the region.

Flanagan comes to THCJ from Blackhawk Network Japan & Korea where he served as president and representative director. Prior to Blackhawk, he held senior management positions in marketing at Amazon, Dyson and Apple in Japan. Flanagan joined Apple from 20th Century Fox where he was VP of marketing, Japan, following his work as a senior marketing executive at Mediatti Communications in Japan.

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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