A + E Networks has appointed former long-time Fox manager Matthew Glotzer to EVP, Strategy and Business Development, a newly created position in New York.
Glotzer will develop distribution and sales strategies for A + E library content, support programming, acquisitions and productions for A + E channels outside the US, and help oversee international sales of content in 220 territories. He will report to Steve MacDonald, President of Global Licensing and International.
“As we navigate today’s market where technology is constantly changing the media landscape, we look forward to seeing Glotzer lead as the newest member of our senior team,” said MacDonald. “Matt is a talented, forward-thinking manager with extensive experience and a proven track record in strategy, finance and operations. I am delighted that he will play an important role in our continued growth as a senior executive charged with developing and operationalizing A + E Networks’ overarching strategic vision for global content monetization. “
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Glotzer said he was looking forward to ““Helping A + E Networks innovate and create its rapidly growing portfolio.”
Prior to joining A + E, Glotzer was CFO and head of strategy at digital media company Intertrust Technologies, which led the company’s interactions with media and content companies. Before joining Intertrust, he spent almost 15 years at Twentieth Century Fox. In Fox’s first digital media group, which Glotzer was involved in, he participated in the first video licenses for iTunes, the formation of Hulu and the formation of Fox Digital Studio. Prior to Fox, he worked at EMI Music in strategic planning and investment banking at Lehman Brothers.
A + E Networks, a joint venture between Hearst and Disney, has more than 40,000 hours of programming in its library. At this month’s MIPCOM, the company is presenting 800 hours of new content. International co-productions include Miss Scarlet and The Duke, A + E’s first scripted co-production; Hernán, A + E’s first Spanish-language script series; and the recently announced North Sea. In addition to linear and digital networks, A + E offers free, advertising-financed streaming channels such as Lively Place, Crime 360 and Skills + Thrills. Subscription streaming offerings include History Vault, Lifetime Movie Club, and A&E Crime Central. The company has also built a podcast business.