12th August 2014, Singapore – A+E Networks® has appointed Prem Kamath as Deputy
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, effective in August. The announcement was made today by Alan Hodges, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, to whom Mr. Kamath will report.
Based in Singapore, Mr. Kamath will provide leadership and strategic direction to the commercial, financial and operational functions of A+E Networks Asia, A+E Networks’ wholly-owned Southeast Asia business. He will also provide strategic support for A+E Networks’ portfolio of businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Working closely with Mr. Hodges, he will be responsible for managing growth and ensuring financial goals are achieved.
Mr. Kamath will oversee A+E Networks Asia’s Ad Sales, Affiliate Sales, Operations, Programming and Marketing groups. He will have oversight of negotiations with affiliates, suppliers, clients, and institutions for the company’s portfolio of channels, including HISTORY, Lifetime, H2, Crime + Investigation and BIO.
As a key member of A+E Networks’ international leadership team, Mr. Kamath will also be involved in developing strategy for the division.
Mr. Kamath joins A+E Networks from STAR India Pvt. Ltd, where he was Executive Vice
President & General Manager, overseeing Channel V and Star Pravah. He took Channel V from the No. 8 channel in the youth entertainment space to the top spot and has kept it there for the past two years.
“Prem is a proven innovator with a stellar track record of taking international media brands and not only making them genre leaders but also expanding the genre in local markets,” says Hodges. “Prem’s strategic and operational experience will be crucial for driving growth and commercial development in this region.”
Mr. Kamath also held the top marketing post for all of the Star Network channels before becoming the business head for Channel V and Star Pavah. Prior to joining STAR, he held the position of Associate Vice President at Leo Burnett Worldwide in India.
About A+E Networks
A+E Networks, LLC. is an award-winning global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of A&E® Network, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, FYI™, H2™, HISTORY en
Español™, Crime + Investigation™, Military HISTORY™, Lifetime Real Women®, A&E
IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital® and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. A+E Networks channels and branded programming reach more than 330 million households in over 160 countries. A+E Networks, LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.