A+E Networks Grows Senior Team in Africa


LONDON: A+E Networks has appointed Yusuf Nabee to the newly created role of general manager for Africa, effective June 1.

In his new post, Nabee will be charged with building on A+E Networks’s success across the African continent. He will be responsible for securing new distribution for the company’s portfolio of channels and for driving commercial opportunities. Nabee will be in charge of the Johannesburg office, where he will build a full local team. A+E Networks’s premium channel brands HISTORY, Crime + Investigation and Lifetime are available in Africa on the DStv platform. In addition, in the past two years the company has invested in two local commissions, Pawn Stars South Africa and Four Weddings South Africa.

Nabee will report to Nicolas Eglau, the chief operating officer at A+E Networks UK and general manager for Nordics, the Benelux and CEEMEA. Eglau commented: “Yusuf is a great addition to A+E Networks’s senior team. We are confident that his proven track-record of launching new channels, commissioning content and increasing audience share in the competitive African TV landscape will enable A+E Networks to gain further scale in this exciting and important market.”

“I am very pleased to be joining the A+E Networks family,” Nabee added. “I am particularly excited at the opportunity to build on the base that A+E has already established in Africa, by expanding the company’s presence across the continent and bringing more local flavor to its existing brands and content.”

Nabee currently serves as CEO of ReelAfrican, a content aggregator specializing in making African content available to audiences around the world. Nabee has previously worked in different roles at SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation).