A+E Networks UK

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 […]

Davidson exits A+E UK, new boss named

Tom Davidson is stepping down as managing director of A+E Networks UK as part of a management restructure. Dean Possenniskie, A+E’s MD of EMEA, will succeed him, effective next Monday, July 20. Posseniskie is currently a board member of A+E and Sky joint venture A+E UK and will continue with this duties after taking the […]

A+E to open South Africa office, hires former DStv exec

A+E Networks is to open a Johannesburg office as part of its expansion strategy across Africa and has named Anthea Petersen as regional director, Africa, A+E Networks’ first hire on the continent. Petersen will be responsible for commercial development and marketing for A+E Networks’ local channel portfolio across Africa. She will also be responsible for […]

A+E Networks names UK general manager

A+E Networks UK has named Heather Jones as general manager, UK, reporting to A+E Networks UK managing director Tom Davidson.  Jones will have responsibility for all aspects of the business across the company’s UK operation and portfolio of channels: HISTORY, Lifetime, Crime + Investigation and H2.  She joined A+E Networks UK in July 2013 as […]

A+E Networks UK ups Job

A+E Networks UK has promoted Rachel Job to director of programming for cable net History, DTVE sister title TBI has learned. Job was previously head of acquisitions and commissions for A+E Networks UK. In her new role she will oversee all commissioning and acquisitions for History and its sister net H2 (formerly Military History) across […]

A+E Networks UK to launch channel portfolio on TalkTalk

A+E Networks UK is set to launch its full channel portfolio on TalkTalk’s TV service, after striking a deal with the UK operator.  A+E’s History, Crime + Investigation, Lifetime and H2 channel brands will be available through TalkTalk’s IPTV service from August 28. History and Crime + Investigation will be available on TalkTalk’s Entertainment Extra […]

A+E’s History extends reach in Baltics with Viasat

A+E Networks’ History has launched with Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned pay TV platform Viasat in the Baltic states.  History has been available since July 1 in Viasat’s Gold and Silver packages on the DTH platform in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, meaning that viewers will be able to watch the channel’s shows including Pawn Stars and […]

A+E’s Lifetime to launch on DStv

A+E Networks is to launch women’s entertainment channel Lifetime on the MultiChoice DStv platform in South Africa on July 22. The channel will launch on DStv channel 131 and will be available to all DStv Premium customers. The launch expands the A+E Networks portfolio in Africa, delivering a female-focused entertainment brand to sit alongside History […]