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Premium entertainment network EPIX—a joint venture of Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM—announced today that Monty Sarhan has been named Executive Vice President of Programming, Acquisitions, Strategy and Enterprises. Mr. Sarhan will lead EPIX’s program development, scheduling and acquisition teams and oversee the network’s overall programming strategy as well as its relationships with partner studios and key suppliers. Sarhan will be based in New York and report to President and CEO Mark Greenberg,.
Monty Sarhan (Photo: Business Wire)
Part of the original team that launched EPIX in 2009, Sarhan previously served as the network’s Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs. He rejoins EPIX after serving as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of WWE.
“Monty was an integral part of EPIX’s early success and I couldn’t be more excited to be welcoming him back to the EPIX family,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “His innovative thinking, ability to forge valuable partnerships and inherent leadership skills make him a natural fit for this role and we look forward to his contributions.”
As EPIX’s Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, Sarhan was responsible for the network’s distribution, digital strategy, business development initiatives, and programming deals. He negotiated key agreements that allowed EPIX to become the first premium network to offer subscribers access on Android devices, Roku, Microsoft Xbox and Sony PLAYSTATION.
“I’m extremely excited to be coming home to EPIX. Having been a part of the EPIX family since the beginning, I am passionate about the network and proud of how far we’ve come over a short period of time,” said Sarhan. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Mark and my friends once again and look forward to being a part of EPIX’s promising future.”