Long-time Fox executive Steve MacDonald has joined global content company A+E Networks as president of global content licensing and international.
With the new role, MacDonald will be tasked with overseeing A+E’s global multi-platform and library content licensing initiatives, as well as the company’s international undertakings.
MacDonald reports directly into A+E Networks Group president Paul Buccieri.
“MacDonald is a highly accomplished sales executive who has been a major force behind many of the most innovative and revenue-rich media content transactions in the entertainment industry,” said Buccieri in a statement. “His innate talent for unearthing revenue potential within media assets is the precise skill we require as we continue to evolve our company.”
MacDonald joins A+E Networks from Fox’s Twentieth Television, where he spent 24 years, most recently serving as EVP and general sales manager of basic cable with oversight of broadcast syndication.
During his more than two-decade tenure at Fox, MacDonald was responsible for shepherding Twentieth’s revenue growth strategy, driving content licensing sales for the domestic off-net syndication distribution of sitcoms, dramas, reality, original programs and all library product. He additionally managed the premiere feature film and library window sales.