A+E Networks appoint Denis Cantin

December 16, 2013 14.06 Europe/London By Robert Briel

A+ E Networks has appointed Denis Cantin as VP, head of content sales, EMEA. He will assume the position in Q1 2014.

Cantin will manage A+E Networks’ London-based EMEA content sales team, overseeing sales of A+E Networks’ catalogue throughout the region.

He will report to Marielle Zuccarelli, Managing Director, International Content Distribution and Dean Possenniskie, managing director, Europe.

“Denis brings a wealth of experience to his new role, and we’re confident he will be a strong asset for our international team,” said Zuccarelli.

Cantin joins A+E Networks from 20th Century Fox, where he is VP, sales, Europe, in the international television distribution group.

He has held numerous sales positions in the company, managing distribution activities for Free and Basic TV sales of feature films, series, formats and TV movies. In addition, Cantin played a key role in the development of Fox’s online catch-up business and international television production strategy.

Prior to joining 20th Century Fox, he held a sales position with ECPA (French Ministry of Defence, Communications Department).

Possenniskie added, “Denis has a solid track record of building successful partnerships with key broadcasters in the EMEA territories. We’re looking forward to working with him, and continuing to deliver top-quality content to our clients.”