Session: Ask Me Anything: Lunch with an Executive
As President of Distribution for A+E Networks, David Zagin oversees all affiliate sales revenue, domestic distribution and affiliate marketing for A&E® Network, HISTORY®, Lifetime®, LMN®, FYI®, H2™, Lifetime Real Women®, Military HISTORY™, HISTORY en Español™, and Crime & Investigation Network®. Zagin also oversees all revenue, distribution and marketing efforts for A&E Network in Canada. In addition, Zagin is responsible for A+E Networks new media and business development for cable, satellite and telco distributors including: TV Everywhere, Video on Demand, interactive, gaming and mobile distribution. Zagin has spearheaded the distribution growth of the company’s domestic cable networks, with A&E, HISTORY and Lifetime now reaching more than 95 million households each. In addition, LMN is distributed to 82 million subscribers, while each of BIO and H2 are distributed to more than 70 million subscribers.
Previously, Zagin held the position of Executive Vice President, Distribution. He joined A+E Networks in 1999 as Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales & Marketing. Prior to A+E Networks, Zagin was at NBC Cable where he served as Vice President of Affiliate Sales, Local Ad Sales, and Alternate Technology. Zagin joined NBC Cable in 1996 and was a member of the distribution management team responsible for the launch of MSNBC. Before his tenure at NBC Cable, he was Regional Vice President of Affiliate Sales for FOX Cable Networks. Zagin started his career in the cable industry with MTV Networks.
Zagin serves on the A+E Networks Management committee as well as industry boards including CablePAC, CTAM Educational Foundation, and the T. Howard Foundation. Zagin is a recipient of the 2010 Vanguard Award for Marketing.