Under Cohan’s leadership, A+E continues to extend its global footprint. The company launched its first global free-to-air channel bringing Lifetime to Turkey and Crime + Investigation to Portugal and the Netherlands. Cohan’s team also closed substantial sales agreements for “Roots,” with broadcasters in 115-plus territories, and sealed a deal to grow A+E’s Japanese partnership with Super Network/Tohokushisha (TFC), significantly increasing its stake in History Japan from 50 percent to 80 percent. “The cable industry needs to continue to work making opportunities in media more visible to a broader spectrum of job candidates,” he says. “Media business would benefit from having more diversity represented in the entry- level and early career talent pipeline.