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Patrick Vien upped at A+E Networks; Edward Sabin steps down

A+E Networks has promoted Patrick Vien from co-executive managing director of international, to group managing director of international. Edward Sabin (pictured, right), who was co-executive managing director alongside Vien, is moving on from A+E ...
July 12, 2019

A+E Networks has promoted Patrick Vien from co-executive managing director of international, to group managing director of international.

Edward Sabin (pictured, right), who was co-executive managing director alongside Vien, is moving on from A+E Networks to pursue his entrepreneurial passions, according to an A+E spokesperson.

Realscreen has learned that Sabin will be starting a new business.

Vien (left) will be responsible for A+E Networks’ international portfolio and businesses in his new role. He will be based in New York and report to A+E Networks Group president Paul Buccieri.

He joined A+E Networks in 2017 in his previous role, where he had oversight of A+E’s businesses throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as programming strategy for channels outside the U.S. Additionally, he was responsible for overseeing the company’s international content sales across over 200 territories. He recently helped launch the the unscripted series Damian Lewis: Spy Wars.

“Patrick is a talented executive who has helped steward our International vision in over 200 territories, bolstering our brands and expanding our fan base around the globe,” said Buccieri in a statement. “I’m very confident in his leadership and keen to partner with him and his teams in building the next chapter of A+E International.”

Prior to joining A+E, Vien was president of global content studio Pulse Films, chairman and CEO of Warner Music International, president of NBC Universal Global Networks and founder of U.S. cable networks TRIO and Newsworld International.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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