A+E Networks has hired a Legendary Television exec to work across its distribution efforts, with a remit that includes oversight of FAST channels.
Carlos Sanchez becomes SVP of digital distribution for global content sales and will focus on securing licensing agreements for A+E’s library of scripted and non-scripted programming to SVOD and AVOD platforms.
His team is also responsible for identifying new opportunities across services including FAST channels, as well as working with global digital distribution partners to expand A+E brands and products outside of the US. Sanchez reports into Mark Garner, EVP of content sales and business development.
He was most recently VP of global distribution & co-productions at Legendary Television, and before that worked in various distribution and marketing roles at Warner Bros. in the US and in Latin America.
“[Sanchez] has a profound knowledge of the complexities of emerging platforms, and has proven himself a leader and an innovator when it comes to identifying and securing new revenue opportunities with domestic and global partners,” Garner said.
“We’re fortunate that Carlos is joining our team during such an exciting period of growth in this area of our business.”