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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
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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