Former Discovery & TLC Networks Exec Edward Sabin Joins A+E Networks


NEW YORK: Edward Sabin has joined A+E Networks as managing director for the Americas and head of commercial operations for international.

Sabin will manage all aspects of the company’s activities in Latin America and Canada, in addition to leading business operations for A+E Networks’ international channels. He will also play a strategic role in new business globally. In the new roles, Sabin will report to Sean Cohan, the executive VP of international at A+E Networks. Sabin will be based out of A+E Networks’ Los Angeles offices.

Prior to joining A+E Networks, Sabin was the group COO for Discovery and TLC Networks, as well Science Channel and Velocity. Before joining Discovery in 2007, Sabin was with Fox Television Studios for seven years, where he served as senior VP of business development and operations, and, before that, VP of business and legal affairs.

“I am thrilled to partner with an executive of Edward's caliber and to add him to the International senior team at A+E Networks. Edward has incredible acumen and knowledge of the media business, coupled with a wealth of experience,” said Cohan. “Our international division has been on a tear, with a portfolio and business that has tripled in size. Both wholly-owned businesses and our partnerships with leading players have grown dramatically. In his role, Edward joins a strong team and partners that are bullish on the continued growth of some of the best content and brands across all regions and platforms.” 

“The ever-evolving global landscape presents significant opportunities, including the impetus for media companies to boost their engagement with international audiences across all platforms,” added Sabin. “A+E Networks has committed aggressively to that growing engagement, and it has unparalleled content and brands to power and support it. I am thrilled to be joining such an accomplished team, and to help lead the next chapter of this success story.”