A+E recruits Denis Cantin to head EMEA sales

The former 20th Century Fox exec (pictured) will head the cable company's sales team in the region, effective from the first quarter of next year.
December 13, 2013

A+ E Networks has named Denis Cantin (pictured) as VP and head of content sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective from the first quarter of next year.

Based in London, he will lead the company’s sales team in the region. Its catalog includes reality, entertainment, lifestyle, science and crime programs from U.S. cable nets A&E, History and Lifetime.

Formerly VP of European sales for 20th Century Fox’s international television distribution group, Cantin managed distribution for free and basic TV sales of feature films, series, formats and TV movies, and had a role in the company’s TV production strategy. Prior to that, he worked in sales for the French Ministry of Defence’s communications department.

He will report to Marielle Zuccarelli, MD of international content distribution, and Dean Possenniskie, MD for Europe.

Earlier this week, A+E announced the creation of an Italian arm that will be headed up by former Fox exec Sherin Salvetti.

The company, which is the cable giant’s first wholly-owned operation in Europe, will launch Crime + Investigation on Sky Italia on December 16, and is working to take full ownership of History Italy by early next year.

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