A+E Networks UK

A+E hires BBC Worldwide exec for VOD post

A+E Networks UK has poached BBC Worldwide’s Riccardo Donato. Donato will take on a new role as director of distribution and digital partnerships at the UK arm of A+E Networks, which leads company operations in 90 territories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was previously head of VOD for BBCWW’s emerging markets arm […]

A+E Networks UK appoints new finance chief

A+E Networks UK, which runs the channels operator’s European operations, has recruited Mark Neil as its head of finance, bringing him over from Scripps Networks Interactive. Neil will start in his new role in January, leading the finance team, and will replace Jan Volschenk who is staying with A+E until the end of December. At Scripps Neil was […]

A+E Networks names advertising sales manager

A+E Networks UK has named Nitu Kamboj as global advertising sales and sponsorship manager. Kamboj, who will be responsible for maximising pan regional and global sales opportunities across A+E Networks’ portfolio of media channels, including History and Lifetime, will be based in London and will report to head of global ad sales Angela Gallagher. She […]

A+E Networks appoints first regional director for Benelux

A+E Networks UK has appointed Affilinet Benelux managing director, Jessica Haagmans, as its first regional director for Benelux. Haagmans will take up the newly created role at the end of September and is tasked with boosting the growth of A+E’s portfolio of channels and strengthening A+E’s affiliate partner and media sales house relationships. She will […]

A+E launching new free UK channel brand

  A+E Networks UK is to launch a free-to-air channel later this year. The channel name and content line-up have not been revealed, but will be in the summer, the broadcaster said in a press release. This will be A+E’s second EMEA FTAchannel launch this year, coming after the debut of Lifetime in Turkey in […]

TalkTalk loses TV customers but grows RGUs overall

UK telco TalkTalk lost 14,000 TV customers in the fourth fiscal quarter, despite bouncing back in overall revenue-generating unit additions from the cyber attack on it and data leak last October. The company added 148,000 RGUs in the quarter to March, with 90,000 new mobile customers and 72,000 new fibre customers added in the quarter. […]

A+E Networks UK extends BT deal

A+E Networks UK has signed a new carriage deal with BT TV, in a move that will see new HD channels for Lifetime and H2 launch later this year. Under the new partnership, Lifetime will move to BT’s basic pay package, ‘Entertainment Starter’. The deal also secures the long-term availability on BT of A+E’s channel […]

A+E Networks names ad sales chief

A+E Networks UK has named Luke Duffy as vice-president, ad sales, tasked with driving UK and international sales growth. Duffy, who will head A+E Networks’ UK-based sales team, work across the History, Lifetime, Crime + Investigation and H2 brands in the UK and international markets, will join A+E on March 14.  He was previously head […]

A+E Networks UK names Scripps exec as operations VP

A+E Networks UK has appointed former Scripps Networks International executive, Matthew Westrup, to the new role of vice president, operations. Westrup will take up his new role in March and will oversee broadcast operations, media management, facilities and IT infrastructure for all A+E Networks’ channels across the UK, Ireland, Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Benelux, […]

A+E Networks UK hires RTL exec for COO post

Dean Possenniskie’s first major moves since taking over at A+E Networks UK are the appointment of a COO and the promotion of Heather Jones to senior VP, content and creative. Possenniskie replaced Tom Davidson as managing director for the A+E Networks business in Europe last month, and has now named RTL Netherlands executive Nicolas Eglau […]