A+E Networks has promoted both Daniel Suratt and Sean Cohan to different group president roles amid a realignment of the company’s Digital and International divisions.
Former Head of Digital Media & Business Development Suratt (pictured above, left) is taking on the new position of President, Corporate Development, Strategy and Investments, A+E Networks. He’ll report to company CFO David Granville-Smith.
Cohan (above, right), who leads the A+E Networks International division, is adding oversight of Digital Media, and has been elevated to President, International and Digital Media. He’ll continue to report to A+E Networks President and CEO Nancy Dubuc. Both transitions are effective Jan. 1, 2016.
“Over the next five years, our growth will come from international and digital expansion, as well as revenue diversification. By appointing Dan and Sean to these new roles and aligning our businesses and goals, A+E Networks is well positioned for future success,” said Dubuc.
In his new role, Suratt will be responsible for A+E Networks’ corporate development, strategy and investments. He was a member of the team that recently completed the company’s investments in Vice, Epic Magazine, Panna and Samba. Under Suratt’s leadership, the Corporate Development team will continue to assess investment opportunities as well as set the investment strategies for the company overall.
Cohan now assumes added responsibility for all strategic, operational, editorial and distribution functions around digital media globally. This includes broadband and mobile elements of all A+E Networks brands, including video content, apps, websites and games. Cohan will continue to manage all of A+E Networks international brands, services, and staff outside of the U.S. Today, the company operates 75 branded channel feeds abroad and distributes a 12,000-hour library across more than 200 territories, in 39 languages and over a range of platforms.