In his new role, Teubal will oversee A+E Networks Italy and its three channel brands History, Crime+Investigation, and Blaze and lead the growth of the Sky Italia partnership, while developing new opportunities in Italy. The announcement was made by Dean Possenniskie, Managing Director, A+E Networks EMEA, to whom Teubal will report.
“I’m thrilled to have Patricio, a seasoned media executive and entrepreneur with great energy and acumen, join the A+E Networks family as our new General Manager of Italy,” said Possenniskie.
“His deep-rooted experience spans traditional and digital media across many disciplines and roles. We look forward to his oversight and leadership as we continue to evolve and grow our business and brands in Italy.”
“I’m so excited to join A+E Networks,” Teubal said.
“The whole media industry is undergoing deep and fast changes, and A+E is undoubtfully one of the leading companies that is driving this new era. I’m looking forward to working with the Italian team and enhance our great brand and content distribution in the market.”
Patricio Teubal is a veteran media executive with experience in business development, TV rights and sales distribution. Prior to joining A+E Networks Italy, Teubal was Managing Director of Blackant, a media & sports advisory company, that has consulted for major clients such as Rai (Italian State-owned broadcasting company). Teubal was also founder of Cucu Sports & Entertainment, an online company based in London and Italy that runs an influencer marketing platform for athletes and celebrities.
Before this, Teubal was CEO of Sicilian football team Palermo in Serie A (Italian Main Soccer League), from 2012 to 2014. And from 2002 to 2012, Teubal worked in Mediaset (Italian-based mass media company, which is the largest commercial broadcaster in the country). He was Head of Mediaset Italia (2009-2012), a 24-hour Italian language channel broadcast internationally, and Head of Sales Mediaset Distribution (2006-2012). Prior to Mediaset Italia, Teubal worked as business development & advertising manager for Sky Multi-Country Partners. Prior to that, he was also a commercial producer in Endemol Argentina.