AMC's Reader Adds Content Partnership Duties

AMC Networks said senior VP of distribution Joshua Reader has added new content partnerships to his title and his role at the programmer. He will continue to manage licensing and affiliate marketing for the company’s national networks while adding an important focus on identifying distribution and partnership opportunities for the company’s content on new and emerging digital platforms, AMC said in a release. In his affiliate role, he will continue to report to Bob Broussard, president of distribution. For his new content-focused responsibilities, he will report to chief operating officer Ed Carroll.

“Josh has played an integral role for many years in one of the most important areas of our business – maintaining and expanding our distribution relationships with our affiliate partners,” Broussard said in the release. “I look forward to continuing to work with Josh as we recognize his positive impact on the company with an expanded role to seize new opportunities for AMC Networks based on the strength of our content.”

“As our capacity to produce and own content continues to expand, along with the demand for high-quality content on new digital platforms, there are clear opportunities to build, distribute and monetize programming we create in places far beyond our linear networks,” Carroll said. “Josh is a tremendous asset to the company through his existing leadership role on our affiliate distribution team and is well-positioned to add to these responsibilities by identifying and executing on these new digital opportunities, working closely with the many people across our company who currently interact with and elevate our content on digital platforms.”

Reader joined AMC Networks in 2011 as director of business development & advanced platforms. He was promoted to VP of distribution in 2013 and senior VP of distribution in 2014. Earlier in his career, he practiced as an attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He was a member of the MCN "40 under 40" class in 2016.