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Asia Ireton appointed General Manager, History Japan

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NEW YORK/TOKYO (April 23, 2013) – Asia Ireton has been appointed General Manager for The History Channel® Japan Corp., a joint venture between A+E Networks® and Super-Network, Inc. The announcement was made today by Alan Hodges, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for A+E Networks and Shoji Iwamoto, President, Super Network/Representative Director, The History Channel Japan Corp.

Based in Tokyo, Ms. Ireton is responsible for all channel operations including programming, production, marketing, affiliate distribution, sales activities, financial reporting and new business development. She reports to Hodges and Iwamoto. Ms. Ireton was previously General Manager of HISTORY Japan from 2001 – 2004.

"Ms. Ireton's passion for our content, knowledge of the Japanese media market, and roots on both sides of the Pacific make her uniquely qualified to manage the growth of A+E Networks' brands in this vital market," said Hodges.

Prior to joining HISTORY Japan, Ms. Ireton was Head of Marketing & Distribution for Marza Animation Planet. She also held senior marketing positions with several U.S. companies including Allied Integrated Marketing and Imagi Studios. Ms. Ireton was also Editor-in-Chief of leading trade publication Movie/TV Marketing.

About A+E Networks®
A+E Networks is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of the following networks and divisions: A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, bio.®, H2™, HISTORY en Español™, Crime & Investigation Network®, Military HISTORY®, LRW™, A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International™, A+E Networks Digital™ and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. A+E Networks' channels and branded programming reach more than 425 million households in over 150 countries. Worldwide, A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

About Super Network, Inc.
Super Network, Inc. is a joint venture established in Tokyo, Japan by Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Incorporated, a fully integrated media company, and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, a leading entertainment media company. A licensed satellite broadcaster, Super Network operates two channels – "SUPER! DRAMA TV", presenting top imported dramas, and, through its affiliated company The History Channel Japan Corp., "HISTORY", a history-themed entertainment network. Super Network is also engaged in program planning and production, as well as acquisition, distribution, sales and promotions.

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