The Company of Distinction Program is an opportunity for the Banff World Media Festival  to pay homage to a prestigious company demonstrating significant leadership in the world of screen-based entertainment. As 2015’s Company of Distinction, A+E Networks ’ executives, producers and talent will be featured throughout the four-day Festival, taking place from June 7-10, 2015 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
A+E Networks was founded in 1984 and began as two cable channels. Thirty years later, it leads the global entertainment industry with a portfolio of brands including A&E, History, Lifetime, H2, FYI, and LMN. A+E Networks’ premium content pushes boundaries, and crosses borders and platforms. With an original, fiery entrepreneurial spirit, the company reaches over 330 million viewers in more than 180 territories worldwide and 500 million digital users.
“We are very excited to be presented with this wonderful honor at BANFF,” said Sean Cohan, Executive Vice President, International for A+E Networks. “As one of the world’s leading television and digital media content events, BANFF’s entrepreneurial values align very closely with A+E Networks’, and we are thrilled to have our executives and talent attend this year’s Festival to celebrate how far we have come.”