Peter Olsen

President, Ad Sales

Peter Olsen is President, Ad Sales, A+E Networks®. In this role, Olsen oversees Ad Sales, Advanced Targeting Teams and Content Partnerships across the company’s portfolio of linear and nonlinear brands. He was promoted to this role in October 2014.

Previously, Olsen served as both Senior Vice President and then Executive Vice President, Ad Sales, HISTORY®/H2®, as well as holding similar role at A&E® and BIOGRAPHY®. He joined A+E Networks® in 2005.

Prior to this, Olsen served at Mediacom as EVP/Director of National Broadcast. He was named National Media Buyer of the Year by Ad Age’s Television Week in 2003. His prior experiences include sales positions at WSBK-TV Boston and within the sports division at NBC.

Olsen graduated with a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

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