Dr Kerstin Gühne PHD has been appointed VP of global sales, EMEA, at A+E Networks Global Sales.
In her new role based in London, Gühne will report to Patrick Vien, group MD of GCS, and oversee distribution of A+E’s library of premium content across all platforms including linear, AVOD, and SVOD throughout German-speaking Europe and Turkey.
Commenting on the appointment, Vein said: “Kerstin is a highly accomplished international content distribution executive who brings decades of experience dealing with both traditional and emerging content platforms to her new role. Her vast knowledge of the ever-changing global marketplace will play an important role as A+E Networks continues to expand its footprint throughout the region”.
Gühne joins A+E Networks following a 15-year tenure at Sony Pictures Television, where she served as MD then senior VP of sales and distribution. During her tenure at Sony, she oversaw distribution of all Sony Pictures Entertainment content, including feature films and television products, across linear and digital content platforms in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Gühne began her career at Bertelsmann AG in the publishing division, then moved to the RTL Group as head of program acquisition for Super RTL. From 1999 to 2001, she built up the TV3 (SBS) station in Zurich as chief buyer, where she was responsible for all programme purchasing and editing. Before joining Sony, Gühne also served as VP international distribution at DIC Entertainment, where she was responsible for the German-speaking regions, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe.
She added: “I am thrilled to be joining the A+E Networks Global Content Sales team during such an exciting time of growth. I look forward to representing A+E’s best-in-class library of content to our partners, and to introducing so many new viewers to the premium factual series, mega-franchises, scripted co-productions, TV movies, formats and more that make A+E one of the top creators of IP in the business”.