David Granville-Smith

Years in Cable: 4

Education: Brown University

Zagin’s leadership led to growth across the A+E Nets family of domestic cable networks, with A&E, History and Lifetime all reaching more than 90 million households each. Smaller networks weren’t left behind either. Lifetime Movie Network now reaches more than 75 million subs, Viceland sees more than 70 million, and more than 60 million are tuning in to FYI. Granville-Smith’s instinct not only led to the strategic investment in Vice Media that presaged the launch of Viceland, but his fostering of content ownership and investment initiatives including Panna, Propagate, Superb and The Front has positioned the company for more growth opportunities, and his oversight of A+E Ventures led to the acquisition of stakes in Atlas Obscura, Beautycon, Littlstar and more. Berning continues to lead the charge in 360-degree multiplatform advertising opportunities. Last November saw Berning heading A+E Networks’ partnership with Data Plus Math Corp. to develop a multi-touch attribution model that would drive VOD and digital ad sales, and his vision led A+E Networks to be the first company to join in the Standard Media Index organization.

Best advice your mom or dad ever gave you? Be a good listener.

What product or service could you not live without? Lifetime Movie Club

What’s the first thing you read in the morning? Wall Street Journal and New York Times

Last show I binged not on my network(s): “Homeland”

Favorite podcast: “Serial”

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