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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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