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New GM for HISTORY in Japan


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A+E Networks has appointed John Flanagan as general manager for The History Channel Japan Corp. (THCJ).

Based in Tokyo, Flanagan will be responsible for all business operations, including revenues, channel programming, production, marketing, financial reporting and new business development. He is tasked with driving THCJ’s growth in the linear and digital space, working with A+E Network’s partners, distribution platforms and advertising clients. Flanagan comes to THCJ from Blackhawk Network Japan & Korea, where he served as president and representative director.

THCJ is a joint venture between A+E Networks and Super Network.

Edward Sabin, the executive managing director for international at A+E Networks, said: “John Flanagan is a talented executive whose decades of experience in cable TV, digital media and the retail marketplace are perfectly suited to maximizing THCJ’s growth as we continue to grow our footprint throughout the region.”

Akira Miyauchi, the president of Super Network, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Flanagan as our new GM and look forward to building on the success and momentum our channel has achieved over the past four years under the sage guidance of our current GM, Asia Ireton. I am extremely grateful for her remarkable service and the success she has brought to the channel.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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