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AMC Networks Promotes Josh Reader to EVP of Business Development

Exec was most recently senior vice president of distribution and new content partnerships

AMC Networks Promotes Josh Reader to executive vice president of business development.

In this new role, Reader will be responsible for pursuing new partnerships, identifying new business opportunities and growth initiatives, and working with AMC Networks’ senior management on corporate strategic planning and business development.

“Josh has demonstrated a deep understanding of the current changing media landscape and the ability for a content company to develop new ways to serve consumers in association with partners,” AMC Networks president and CEO Josh Sapan said in a statement. “Josh’s skills are perfectly suited for this current dynamic media environment which presents abundant opportunities for our strong content and our powerful brands.”

Reader was most recently senior vice president of distribution and new content partnerships, where he managed licensing and affiliate marketing for the company’s national networks and subscription streaming services, while identifying and managing distribution and partnership opportunities for the company’s content on new and emerging digital platforms.

Reader joined AMC Networks in 2011 as director of business development & advanced platforms, and was promoted to vice president of distribution in 2013 and senior vice president of distribution in 2014.

Prior to joining AMC Networks, he practiced as an attorney at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.