London – 6 December 2017 – AMC Networks International (AMCNI) – UK announced today the promotion of Louise Cottrell to Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales. In her new and expanded role, Cottrell will oversee and manage channel sales and channel development across Africa, Middle East, Poland, Israel and Turkey. She will continue to report to Ed Palluth, Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, AMCNI.
Cottrell will be working across the entire AMCNI portfolio of channels including AMC, SundanceTV, CBS Reality, JimJam, Odisseia, CBS Action, CBS Europa, EVA, Outdoor Channel, Extreme Sports Channel and associated services. Most recently she was Vice President, Affiliate Sales.
Since AMC Networks’ acquisition of Chello Media, which she joined in 2002, Cottrell has been actively rolling out the AMC and SundanceTV channel brands across the region alongside the rest of the portfolio, ensuring wider reach for AMC first window series and other globally renowned, locally relevant programming. Based in London, she has overseen launches of AMC across Africa, the Middle East, Poland and Israel and more recently the launch of SundanceTV in South Africa.
“Louise is a highly experienced media executive with an innate understanding of AMCNI’s channel brands and a prodigious knowledge of the markets in which she works,” said Palluth. “Having already helped to increase the distribution of AMC and SundanceTV into new territories as well to expand the entire portfolio across brands, I’m looking forward to working with Louise on our next phase of growth.”
Prior to joining AMCNI – UK, Cottrell spent seven years at The Travel Channel as Head of Affiliate Sales and Marketing, joining the company at its launch in 1994. She also enjoyed a marketing career within The Economist’s Intelligence Unit. Cottrell graduated from the University of London with a degree in Economics and Politics.
About AMC Networks International – UK
AMC Networks International – UK is a leading international broadcaster and distributor of eleven thematic television channels across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The diverse portfolio includes AMC, SundanceTV, Eva, Extreme Sports Channel and MGM Channel together with joint venture and partnership channels: Outdoor Channel, plus CBS Drama, CBS Action, CBS Reality, CBS Europa and Horror Channel with CBS Studios International. The consolidated and joint venture channels reach audiences in more than 160 million homes across over 140 countries and in 26 languages.
AMC Networks International – UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International which delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information, visit: www.www.amcnetworks.com/amcni.
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