Edward Sabin

A+E’s Ed Sabin steps down, Patrick Vien promoted

A+E Networks’ co-executive MD of international Edward Sabin (pictured) is stepping down from his position, with Patrick Vien – who had shared the role with the former Discovery exec – being promoted. Vien becomes group MD of international and will be responsible for A+E’s global portfolio and businesses based out of New York, reporting into […]

A+E adds ex-Fox exec to run History Japan

A+E Networks has appointed former Fox and Liberty Media exec John Flanagan as general manager of The History Channel Japan Corp (THCJ). Flanagan replaces Asia Ireton, who has held the role since 2013. Flanagan comes from London-based gift card retailer Blackhawk Networks, where he was president and representative director of Japan and South Korea. However, […]

Denton exits A+E post

Joel Denton is stepping down from his role running A+E Networks’ international sales unit. The former RHI Entertainment, Red Arrow Entertainment and Rare TV exec had been in charge of international sales for three years as managing director, content sales and partnerships. “After three very successful years growing the content sales and partnerships group at […]

A+E sends C+I titles to Hulu Japan

A+E Networks and Hulu Japan are expanding their existing relationship through a deal that will see the Crime + Investigation brand debuting in the territory. The pair already has a content agreement for A+E’s History network programming, and this new deal sees Hulu adding titles including The First 48, 60 Days In (pictured) and My Ghost […]

A+E hires Korea boss from Twitter

A+E Networks has hired a South Korea country chief from Twitter. Youngsun Soh will oversee the channel operator’s operations in the country, which are now wholly owned by the US firm. She will oversee ad sales, content strategy and branding from the Korean capital Seoul. At Twitter Soh was market director, overseeing business development and […]