AMC Networks International (AMCNI) – UK has promoted Louise Cottrell to the post of senior VP of affiliate sales, with a focus on the EMEA region.
In her new and expanded role, Cottrell will oversee and manage channel sales and channel development across Africa, the Middle East, Poland, Israel and Turkey. Cottrell will be working across the entire AMCNI portfolio of channels, including AMC, SundanceTV, CBS Reality, JimJam, Odisseia, CBS Action, CBS Europa, EVA, Outdoor Channel, Extreme Sports Channel and associated services. She will continue to report to Ed Palluth, the executive VP of global distribution at AMCNI. Cottrell most recently served as VP of affiliate sales.
Since AMC Networks’ acquisition of Chello Media, which Cottrell joined in 2002, she has been actively rolling out the AMC and SundanceTV channel brands across the region alongside the rest of the portfolio. Based in London, she has overseen launches of AMC across Africa, the Middle East, Poland and Israel, and more recently the launch of SundanceTV in South Africa.
“Louise is a highly experienced media executive with an innate understanding of AMCNI’s channel brands and a prodigious knowledge of the markets in which she works,” said Palluth. “Having already helped to increase the distribution of AMC and SundanceTV into new territories, as well as to expand the entire portfolio across brands, I’m looking forward to working with Louise on our next phase of growth.”