Sarah Barnett switched from SundanceTV to BBC AMERICA

Sarah Barnett

Sarah Barnett

AMC Networks has announced the appointment of Sarah Barnett to the position of President and General Manager, BBC AMERICA.

Currently president and general manager of AMC Networks’ SundanceTV, Barnett will begin her new role early next year, overseeing both BBC AMERICA and SundanceTV for an interim period until a successor at SundanceTV is named. BBC AMERICA’s current general manager, Perry Simon, will enter into an exclusive production deal with BBC Worldwide North America with development commitments already in place from BBC AMERICA and AMC Networks.

 Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide, comments: “I’m delighted Sarah is to lead BBC AMERICA as the new General Manager within the joint venture.  She has a fantastic track record in the kind of intelligent, creative content that is BBC AMERICA’s hallmark.  And as a highly respected, collaborative team leader I have every confidence she will deliver success for both joint venture partners.”

As was recently announced, AMC Networks operates BBC AMERICA as a joint venture with BBC Worldwide.


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