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Dan Suratt is Executive Vice President, Digital Media and Business Development, of A+E Networks. Based in New York, he reports to Abbe Raven, President and CEO of A+E Networks.
Suratt, who has won six Emmy® Awards, is responsible for all strategic, operational and editorial functions, business development efforts and digital distribution negotiations for A+E Networks, as well as the broadband and mobile elements of A&E, History, H2, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network and BIO. Suratt leads many of A+E Networks? digital partnerships with content aggregators and other digital delivery services, including Hulu and YouTube.
Under Suratt?s leadership, A+E Networks doubled site traffic to more than 21 million unique visitors per month, emerged as a leader in social games with properties like Pawn Stars: The Game ? played more than 250 million times on Facebook, established the Lifetime Moms blog network, executed numerous industry-leading social TV campaigns and garnered several Webby Award nominations and an induction into the Apple iPad Hall of Fame. Suratt was named to Multichannel News? 40 Under 40 list in 2011 and CableFAX?s Digital Hot List in 2011 and 2012.
Suratt served in a similar role at Lifetime Networks beginning in June 2006 and until its acquisition by A+E Networks in 2009. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Business and New Media Development at NBC Olympics, a position he held through the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece and the 2006 Winter Olympics Games in Torino, Italy. In this role, Suratt was responsible for all of NBC Olympics? business and new media development opportunities, strategy and operations, including developing partnerships and new media initiatives across mediums ranging from ESPN.com and Google to DirecTV and Echostar.
Suratt joined NBC in 1995 as the lead Production Associate for the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, Georgia. He also held positions as Director of Business Development and as Producer for the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, and 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. After the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, Suratt worked on the 1997 and 1998 NBA on NBC regular and post-season productions ? earning an Emmy® for the 1997 NBA on NBC Finals coverage ? and the 1997 National League Championship Series and World Series broadcasts. Suratt began his career with the NBA in 1993.
Suratt graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Master of Business Administration from New York University?s Stern School of Business. He currently lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York, with his wife and two sons.