A+E Networks UK, the joint-venture between broadcaster A+E Networks and pay TV operator BSkyB, has appointed Bakori Davis in the newly created role of vice-president of commercial operations.
Davis, who joins the company from Viacom Media Networks, will be responsible for all linear and non-linear channel distribution within the UK, Ireland, central and eastern Europe, Nordics, Benelux, Iceland, Greece, Africa and the Middle East.
Davis will also manage A+E Networks UK’s ad sales efforts, responsible for international advertising, branded content and integrated marketing opportunities. He will oversee the commercial exploitation of ancillary rights to joint-venture content including programme distribution, DVD, VOD, broadband, mobile and connected devices.
Davis will report to A+E Networks UK managing director Tom Davidson, who said, “We are delighted that Bakori Davis is joining the company in this new role. There is great opportunity for growth and with over 15 years with global entertainment companies, he has the experience and expertise to drive growth across all our channels in the UK and internationally.”