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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.

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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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