A+E Networks appoints Sally Habbershaw

November 16, 2012 09.42 Europe/London By Robert Briel

A+E Networks has appointed Sally Habbershaw to the newly created position of VP, international programming, production and operations.

Based in A+E Networks’ New York headquarters, Habbershaw reports to Christian Murphy, SVP international programming and marketing.

Habbershaw manages the international programming, research and operations teams, and oversees A+E Networks programme catalogue. Working alongside A+E Networks channel partners around the globe, Sally will lead a team that will continue to drive ratings success and facilitate the launch of new channel brands.

“A+E Networks has experienced substantial growth in recent years across all lines of distribution from channel launches to content distribution,” said Murphy, in a statement.

“We are poised to continue the roll out of Lifetime globally, and wanted to further strengthen our experienced programming team. With her international background in programming, scheduling and acquisitions, Sally is the perfect fit for this role, and we are thrilled to have her join the staff.”

“A+E Networks has some of the most talked about channel brands and programs in the US pay TV market, and I’m very excited to join the company,” said Habbershaw. “I look forward to working with Christian and the international programming, research and operations teams as we continue growing our brands around the world.”

Habbershaw joins A+E Networks from AMC Networks where she was VP of acquisitions, scheduling and promotions at Sundance and WE Global. Previously, Habbershaw worked for Viacom in the US and London.