A+E Networks UK

History channel agrees Norwegian DTT deal

A+E Networks UK is launching History on Norway’s national digital terrestrial television network, RiksTV. The pay DTT deal comes into effect today, with RiksTV’s 500,000 subscribers now able to tune into the channel as part of their basic package and watch shows including Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and Duck Dynasty.   “The launch of History on […]

A+E Networks UK appoints Nordic director

A+E Networks UK has appointed former Discovery executive Christian Høyer to the newly created role of regional director, Nordic distribution. Høyer will be responsible for leading the company’s affiliate distribution in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland for A+E Networks UK’s portfolio of channels including History, Crime & Investigation Network, Lifetime, Bio, and H2. He will […]

A+E Networks secures sponsorship deal for Lifetime launch

A+E Networks UK has secured a 12-month multimedia sponsorship deal with Citizen Watch for the launch of its female-focused entertainment channel Lifetime. Lifetime is set to launch in the UK in November. The partnership with Citizen Watch comprises full brand integration across all Lifetime media on and off air as well as the marketing campaign […]

Crime & Investigation inspecting Romania launch

Crime & Investigation Network is launching in Romania. The crime channel is operated by A+E and BSkyB joint venture A+E Networks UK, which has cut a carriage deal with UPC Romania. The channel launches in the country today as part of the cable operator’s Maxim HD package. Bogdan Bucurei, product director, UPC Romania said: “We […]

A+E Networks names broadcast operations chief

A+E Networks UK has named Remi Abayomi as senior director of broadcast operations.  Abayomi will be responsible for A+E Networks UK’s broadcast operations infrastructure across the company’s channels in the UK, central Europe, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Greece and Africa. He will work closely with the operations groups at A+E Networks UK joint venture […]

A+E Networks names programming chief

A+E Networks UK has named Heather Jones as vice-president of programming. Jones, who will take up the post later this month, will be responsible for A+E Networks UK’s programming strategy across the company’s channels – History, Crime & Investigation Network, H2, Bio and Lifetime – in the UK, central Europe, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East, […]