Cohan upped to sr. vp int'l at A&E Nets


As A&E Television Networks continues to expand its brand throughout the world, Sean Cohan has been promoted to the group's senior vp international, it was announced Monday by Steve Ronson, executive vp enterprises.

Based in the company's New York headquarters, Cohan is responsible for management and expansion of AETN's brands and services outside the U.S., including A&E, the History Channel, the Biography Channel and Crime & Investigation Network. Cohan oversees sales, operations and business development for AETN International, including distribution channels, syndicated program sales, ad sales and digital media. In addition, he has oversight of the international programming and production groups and AETN's regional offices in the U.K. and Singapore.

He most recently was vp international business development and digital media at AETN. He joined the company in 2004.

"Sean has been an impact player from the first day he joined AETN," Ronson said. "He has helped drive rapid expansion outside the U.S., including new channel launches and the digital distribution of our brands. During the past three years, we launched 14 new channels, broadening our presence in existing territories and expanding our global footprint. In his new role, I expect Sean will successfully lead the next wave of growth for AETN International."

Since joining AETN, Cohan has played a key role in the creation of several international channels and partnerships, including the launch of the History Channel and the Biography Channel in Germany as well as the History Channel in Scandinavia and in the Benelux. He also led the team that launched the History Channel HD in the U.K., the first high-definition service assembled in AETN's international platforms. Under Cohan's leadership, AETN's first mobile services for the History Channel and the Biography Channel debuted in the U.K., and broadband and mobile services have launched in German-speaking Europe, Iberia and Latin America, among other territories.