HONG KONG – A+E Networks has hired Prem Kamath as its deputy MD, Asia-Pacific, effective this month. He joins from STAR India, where he was executive VP & General Manager, overseeing Channel V and Star Pravah. He relocates from Mumbai to Singapore.
Kamath will be responsible for commercial, financial and operational functions of A+E Networks Asia, A+E Networks’ wholly-owned Southeast Asia business. The group’s channels in the region include History, Lifetime, H2, Crime + Investigation and BIO.
“Prem’s strategic and operational experience will be crucial for driving growth and commercial development in this region,” said Alan Hodges, MD, Asia-Pacific, to whom he reports.
Hansen will oversee content sales for Asia, Australia and New Zealand beginning August 1, overseeing the Asia-based team and the 11,000+ hour content library.