A+E Networks UK

A+E announces UK management rejig

A trio of execs have been upped at A+E and Sky’s A+E Networks UK joint venture. Adrian Pilkington, Izabella Wiley and Mark Neil have all landed promotions in the restructure, which comes days after company COO Nicolaus Eglau said he was exiting the channels business. Pilkington has been upped to senior VP commercial strategy and […]

A+E’s European COO exiting

Nicolas Eglau is stepping down as COO of A+E and Sky’s joint venture operation. Eglau has been COO and general manager of A+E Networks UK since late 2015, joining from RTL’s business in the Netherlands. His role at the channels business spanned the Nordics, Benelux and CEEMA regions and A+E said today he will be […]

History launches on Magyar Telekom

A+E Networks UK has agreed a distribution deal with Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom for its factual channel History. History is now available to subscribers of Magyar Telekom’s extended basic package, and as part of Magyar Telekom’s TV GO online service. The deal also covers distribution to hotels across Hungary. “We are very pleased to agree […]

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 […]