A+E Networks UK

Ex-Eleven and Liverpool FC exec to become A+E Networks EMEA CFO

Philip Nash has been appointed as A+E Networks EMEA’s new chief financial officer. Nash succeeds Mark Neil, who, after seven years at the company, will take on the role of CFO at Sky Showtime, as announced last September. Nash will take up his new position on January 15. Nash was most recently CFO and director at […]

BARB looks to future following Netflix move

Following Netflix’s landmark decision to sign with BARB to measure audiences in support of its ad-supported streaming offering, the UK audience research organisation is moving ahead to extend it measurement metrics and reach out to other walled-garden streaming services, according to Matt Laycock, audiences director at BARB. Speaking at Mediatel’s Future of TV Advertising Global […]

A+E Networks debuts D2C Crime+Investigation streamer in UK

A+E Networks EMEA is to launch what it claims to be the only dedicated direct-to-consumer destination for true crime on September 5 in the UK. The streaming service, Crime+Investigation Play, will offer over 1,000 hours of premium programming and local originals. The direct-to-consumer service will offer boxsets, a library of browsable content, curated collections, and new […]

Pluto TV adds two channels from A+E Networks UK

Paramount-owned AVOD service PlutoTV has announced the addition of two new channels from A+E Networks UK. The two channels, Inside Crime UK and Mystery TV, are the first themed channels from A+E Networks to launch on Pluto TV in the UK. They take Pluto’s offering to more than 1,000 channels globally.  Inside Crime UK, as […]

A+E Networks UK taps Amagi, AWS to migrate playout to the cloud

A+E Networks UK has turned to broadcast and streaming technology provider Amagi to migrate playout and service delivery for its entire bouquet of 30 channels in Europe to Amagi’s cloud platform running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The channels consist of 23 from A+E Networks UK, based in London and seven from A+E Networks Italia […]

A+E Networks UK promotes Liu to ad sales director

A+E Networks UK has promoted Berry Liu to director of ad sales, leading the ad sales operations in the UK and international markets. In her new role, Liu will be responsible for shaping the company’s strategy for ad sales growth across TV, digital and brand partnerships. She will also focus on deepening A+E Networks’ relationship with Sky Media as […]

ProSiebenSat.1 names international chief

ProSiebenSat.1 has named former A+E Networks UK executive Nicolas Eglau to the new position of executive vice-president, international. Eglau, who was chief operating officer EMEA and general manager for Benelux the Nordics, CEE, the Middle East and Africa at A+E Networks, will take charge of ProSiebenSat.1’s international activities, including the European Media Alliance, the network […]

CI launches in Greece on Cosmote TV

A+E Networks UK is launching crime channel Crime +Investigation (CI) in Greece after striking a deal with OTE-owned pay TV service Cosmote TV. The channel, which launches this week, will be available in all Cosmote TV packages as well as the Cosmote TV Go TV everywhere services and Cosmote Replay TV, the operator’s catch-up offering. The […]

A+E Networks launches Blaze on Virgin TV

A+E Networks UK has today launched entertainment channel, Blaze, on Virgin TV in the UK and Ireland on EPG number 216. Free-to-air factual channel Blaze launched in September 2016 and is available via the Freeview and Freesat platforms in the UK and Ireland and through operators like Sky. “We are very pleased to have secured distribution with Virgin […]

A+E Networks UK appoints scheduling boss

A+E Networks UK has appointed former UKTV executive Dom Wilkins as head of scheduling, History UK and H2.   Wilkins is due to take up his new role on July 17 and will report to Dan Korn, VP of programming at A+E Networks UK. He joins from UKTV, where he was programming manager for digital TV […]

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