NEW YORK, NY- May 24, 2018 – AMC Networks today announced that Michael Graf has been promoted to senior vice president of advertising sales for BBC World News TV. In this role, he will continue to oversee advertising sales, pricing and inventory, research and operations for the channel. Graf is based in New York and reports to Scott Collins, president of national ad sales for AMC Networks.
“In an increasingly crowded and sometimes polarizing media environment, Michael continues to successfully underscore the important role of BBC World News as a trusted and advantageous space for advertisers” said Collins. “He has done a great job in developing and leading the sales efforts for the channel, and I am extremely pleased to recognize his efforts with this elevated role.”
“It is an exciting opportunity to lead the sales efforts for a brand that is so well respected globally as it continues to grow its presence here in the U.S.” said Graf. “BBC World News offers our advertising partners a space that is safe, credible and unbiased at a time when advertisers need it most, allowing their messages to land with clarity and efficiency.”
Graf joined AMC Networks in 2015 as vice president, advertising sales. Prior to joining AMC Networks, Graf worked at BBC Worldwide focusing on BBC America and BBC World News. Earlier in his career, he held roles at Scripps Networks Interactive, Discovery Communications, Fox Sports, among others.
AMC Networks is the advertising sales representative for the BBC World News channel in the U.S. BBC World News offers viewers a diverse mix of authoritative news, business, sport, travel and documentary programs.
About AMC Networks
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates BBC AMERICA through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide. In addition, the company operates AMC Networks International, its global division.
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