A+E Networks has appointed former Twentieth Century Fox executive Matthew Glotzer in the newly created role of EVP of strategy and business development.
Based in New York and reporting to Steve MacDonald, president of global licensing and international, Glotzer will be tasked with creating distribution and sales strategies to monetize the A+E content library of more than 40,000 hours across all platforms, and supporting the company’s businesses globally — including programming, acquisitions and productions for A+E channels outside the U.S., as well as international content sales across 220 territories.
Glotzer most recently was with digital media company Intertrust Technologies Corporation, where he was chief financial officer and head of strategy. Prior to that position, he had a 15-year tenure at Twentieth Century Fox, where he helped launch Fox’s first Digital Media group and helped propel such business initiatives as the initial video licenses to iTunes, the formation of Hulu, and the creation of Fox Digital Studio. Prior to Fox, he held positions in strategic planning with EMI Music and in investment banking with Lehman Brothers.
“Matt is recognized as a talented, forward-thinking executive with extensive experience and demonstrated success in strategy, finance and operations,” said MacDonald in a statement. “I am excited he will play a vital role in our continued growth as the lead executive charged with developing and operationalizing the overarching strategic vision for A+E Networks’ content monetization across the globe.”
A+E Networks recently unveiled more than 800 hours of fresh content to international buyers via MIPCOM’s virtual Global Upfronts. The company is also making moves in the podcast space, the SVOD domain with branded offerings from History, Lifetime and A&E, and in the free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) market, including the recently announced Skills and Thrills channel.