Sean Cohan


Netflix: We will “absolutely be in negotiations” for The Office rights

Netflix’s VP of acquisitions Amy Reinhard (pictured, below) has told TBI that when NBCUniversal’s deal for The Office expires in 2021, the global SVOD will come to the negotiating table for the comedy. Reinhard’s comments come just a week after NBC revealed it would be launching its own streaming platform, prompting questions as to whether […]

Brent Montgomery taps A+E’s Sean Cohan for Wheelhouse

Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment has hired 15-year veteran of A+E Networks Sean Cohan as its new president. Cohan will work closely with Montgomery and Wheelhouse’s chief strategy officer Ed Simpson. He will remain with A+E Networks through the end of 2018 to manage a smooth transition for the company and its global leadership team. He […]

A+E launches first int’l digital studio in Singapore

A+E Networks has begun rolling out digital studios outside of the US, under the A+E Digital International initiative, with its first launch in Singapore. The prodco’s full-service, integrated creative and content creation units will specialise in producing original short- and mid-form digital content themed around network brands and those of its partners. In Asia, these […]

A+E agrees data deal with Parrot Analytics

A+E Networks has partnered with Parrot Analytics to get data on country-specific audience interest in specific TV content. The multi-year agreement will provide A+E with information relating to several of its channels – including History, FYI, Lifetime and Viceland. “Our international business is on an impressive growth trajectory,” said A+E Networks’ president of international and digital […]

A+E buys NBCU out of German JV

A+E Networks is to acquire full control of its German joint venture, as it continues to consolidate its international operations. The deal will see NBCUniversal International Networks stepping back from A+E Networks Germany after a twelve-year joint venture. A+E Networks Germany operates the History and A&E channels in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechenstein and the […]

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 adds execs, expands Lovejoy role in rejig

Ellen Lovejoy has expanded her content sales role at A+E Networks in the Americas, as Cisneros Media Distribution exec Helen Jurado joins as one of two recent hires. Lovejoy has been named VP, head of sales, Americas and formats, reporting to Joel Denton, managing director, international content sales, and Edward Sabin, who was recently appointed […]

A+E, YouTube added to MIPCOM Masterminds

Execs from A+E and YouTube have been added to the roster of Media Mastermind speakers at MIPCOM. Sean Cohan (above left), president, international and digital media, at A+E has been confirmed, as has YouTube’s original programming chief, Susanne Daniels. Ben Silverman, the former Electus and NBC entertainment boss who is now running A+E-backed producer Propagate, […]

FYI channel to launch in India

A+E has rolled out its FYI channel in the Indian market. The lifestyle net was launched after A+E rebranded its Bio service, and it has been rolling it out internationally since. The new female-skewed channel will be run by the A+E and TV18 joint venture and will be available in Hindi, Telegu and English. There will […]

Roots planted in 50 territories

The remake of epic miniseries Roots has sold into 50 territories. Distributor A+E Networks has closed deals in five continents: Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America. The buyers are SBS in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand; Thai PBS, D’Live in South Korea, Atresmedia for Spanish linear TV and HBO for SVOD; HBO Europe for […]

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