A+E Networks announced the appointment of a new executive vice president of global digital products and platforms, promoting Evan Silverman to the post. The announcement was made today by Sean Cohan, president of international and digital for A+E Networks, to whom Silverman will continue to report.
Said Cohan: “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.”
The announcement notes that in his new role, Silverman oversees digital product, technology and design teams for A+E Networks, including 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.
“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,” the announcement adds.
Silverman was previously SVP, Digital Media, for A+E Networks.
Evan Silverman (A+E)