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A+E Networks ups Sean Cohan

In his new role, Cohan (pictured) will manage branded channels, content sales and digital media distribution outside the United States and oversee staff based in New York, London and Singapore.
June 6, 2012

A+E Networks has promoted Sean Cohan (pictured) from senior VP to executive VP of international.

In his new role, Cohan will manage the company’s┬ábranded channels, content sales and digital media distribution outside the United States, and oversee staff based in New York, London and Singapore. A+E operates 54 branded international pay-TV channels and distributes content across a range of platforms.

“Sean has played an integral role in the growth of A+E Networks around the world,” said Abbe Raven, the company’s president and CEO. “His leadership and vision has helped catapult our brands into global powerhouses now in more than 150 countries and 37 languages.”

Prior to becoming senior VP of A+E Networks’ international division, Cohen held positions in the company’s business development division, before which he worked for Primedia, Morgan Stanley, NBC and A.T. Kearney.

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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