Evan Silverman Elevated to EVP, Global Digital Products at A&E Networks
A+E Networks has elevated Evan Silverman to Executive Vice President, Global Digital Products and Platforms, A+E Networks. The announcement was made today by Sean Cohan, President of International and Digital, A+E Networks, to whom Silverman will continue to report.In his new role, Silverman oversees digital product, technology and design teams for A+E Networks, which includes A&E®, HISTORY®, Lifetime®, FYI™ and LMN®. In addition, Silverman oversees platforms for the company, including consumer-facing websites, TV Everywhere apps, direct-to-consumer SVOD products, as well as new initiatives with devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home. "In the last five years, our industry has seen a tremendous change in the way audiences consume their favorite television shows and content. As part of a company that thrives on innovation, Evan has played a pivotal role in expanding content, exploring new uses for content and overall leading the company to truly be a multi-platform organization," said Cohan. "I look forward to seeing Evan continue to thrive where he and his strong team will drive ubiquity and global impact for A+E Networks' digital products and platforms." Under Silverman's direction, A+E Networks has taken a leadership role in TV Everywhere efforts with more than 72 million TVE app downloads across platforms such as iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, and launched SVOD products including Lifetime Movie Club and HISTORY Vault. A+E Networks products have been recognized with multiple Webby Awards and an induction into the Apple iPad Hall of Fame. Silverman was previously SVP, Digital Media for A+E Networks, and before that, served in a similar role at Lifetime before its merger with A+E Networks. Prior to that, he served as executive producer of NBCOlympics.com for the 2006 Torino Games and the 2004 Athens Games. Earlier, he served as Director, Internet Services, at NBA.com, and worked in Media Relations for the NBA and the Utah Jazz.
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