A+E Networks has named former Discovery COO Edward Sabin Managing Director, Americas, and Head of Commercial Operations, International.

In his new role, Sabin will oversee key relationships, partnerships, channels, program sales, and digital media activities in Latin America and Canada. As Head of Commercial Operations, Sabin will lead global strategic and operational initiatives and teams; manage commercial policy and coordination on global ad sales and distribution; and evaluate and enhance A+E’s global and local approaches to business functions. Sabin will be based out of A+E Networks’ Los Angeles offices, reporting to Sean Cohan, EVP, International.

Sabin landed at A+E following last year’s shakeup at Discovery where he served as Group Chief Operating Officer for Discovery & TLC Networks, as well as Science Channel and Velocity. Prior to Discovery, Sabin was with Fox Television Studios, where he served as SVP, Business Development and Operations, and before that, VP, Business and Legal Affairs.