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A+E Networks ups Silverman to EVP role

A+E Networks has elevated Evan Silverman to EVP, global digital products and platforms. In his new role, Silverman will oversee digital product, technology and design teams for A+E Networks, which includes A&E, History, ...
August 8, 2017

A+E Networks has elevated Evan Silverman to EVP, global digital products and platforms.

In his new role, Silverman will oversee digital product, technology and design teams for A+E Networks, which includes A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI and LMN.

Silverman will also oversee platforms for the company, including consumer-facing websites, TV Everywhere apps, direct-to-consumer SVOD products and new initiatives with devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Most recently, Silverman held the role of SVP, Digital Media for A+E Networks. Before that, he served in a similar role at Lifetime before its merger with A+E Networks in 2009.

Before joining the company, he served as executive producer of NBCOlympics.com for the 2006 Torino Games and the 2004 Athens Games. Earlier, Silverman served as director, Internet Services, at NBA.com, and worked in media relations for the NBA and the Utah Jazz

“In the last five years, our industry has seen a tremendous change in the way audiences consume their favorite television shows and content. As part of a company that thrives on innovation, Evan has played a pivotal role in expanding content, exploring new uses for content and overall leading the company to truly be a multi-platform organization,” said Sean Cohan, president of international and digital, A+E Networks, in a statement. 

 

 

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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