A+E Networks appoints new chief for global content licensing DetailsEditor | 06 October 2019 As the company continues its evolution, especially regarding its global presence, A+E Networks has named Steve MacDonald as president of its global content licensing and international business.MacDonald (pictured), a 24-year veteran of Fox, joins A+E Networks from Twentieth Television. Most recently he was executive vice president, general sales manager, basic cable with oversight of broadcast syndication. During his tenure, he directed Twentieth Television’s revenue growth strategy, driving content licensing sales for the domestic off-net syndication distribution of sitcoms, dramas, reality, original programmes and all library product. Additionally, he oversaw the premiere feature film and library window sales.In his new role, MacDonald will oversee the A+E Networks global multi-platform and library content licensing initiatives, as well as the company’s international activities.“MacDonald is a highly accomplished sales executive who has been a major force behind many of the most innovative and revenue-rich media content transactions in the entertainment industry,” said Paul Buccieri, president, A+E Networks Group, to whom MacDonald will report. “His innate talent for unearthing revenue potential within media assets is the precise skill we require as we continue to evolve our company.”Patrick Vien, recently appointed group managing director, international, and Mark Garner, executive vice president, content licensing and business development, will both be reporting to MacDonald.