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Programming Head Chris Long Departs Audience Network

Chris Long is exiting his role as head of programming for AT&T’s Audience Network. Saying that he wanted to “pass the baton after pioneering one the most unique TV networks on the landscape today and move on to a new challenge,” Long departs ahead of the completion of AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner.

“For the past 18 years I’ve felt an extraordinary degree of good fortune and pride in building the Audience Network into what is has become today—a creative, quality haven for talent on both sides of the camera,” said Long. “And I’ve been blessed to have worked alongside a team that is second to none. I wish them all the very best moving forward—because I’ll be watching.”

Long has experience programming comedy, drama, and unscripted for Audience Network, which was originally launched by DirecTV prior to it’s merger with AT&T. Among the series that Long developed at Audience Network are “Mr. Mercedes,” “Kingdom,” “You Me Her,” “Religion of Sports,” “Loudmouth,” and “Hit the Road,” as well as upcoming series “Condor” and “Give Us the Day.” Long and his programming team at AT&T’s Audience network at the current moment have more than 10 projects in various stages of development.

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