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A+E appoints new Asia MD

Saugato Banerjee

A+E Networks has promoted Saugato Banerjee to managing director for Asia.

Banerjee previously was the company’s managing director for North Asia. 

The move will effectively consolidate operations across the entire Asia region under the control of a single executive.  

In this role, Banerjee will be responsible for Southeast Asia, North Asia (Korea, China, Japan), Taiwan, Hong Kong, and India, where he will chart the continued growth and expansion of A+E Networks throughout the region. 

Banerjee joined the company in 2011, and has developed strategic media and production partnerships, along with spearheading the successful launches of History and Lifetime in Korea, and played a key role in achieving record ratings for History Japan.

Patrick Vien, group managing director, International at A+E Networks said: “Saugato is a skilled executive with well-established relationships and strategic vision for this growing region,

“We applaud his launch of our brands in Korea across linear and digital, spearheading key production partnerships and successful stewardship of our Japanese business as we look forward to even greater success in his new, expanded role.”

Banerjee added: “A+E Networks’ strong foothold in this corner of the world is testament to the innovation and demonstrated success of our globally recognized, locally adaptable brands and strong teams. I look forward to taking on this expanded role and partnering with our undoubtedly talented team across the region in attracting new audiences and growing our business.”