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 […]

NATPE: A+E CEO seeks more international control

Nancy Dubuc has said the group will seek to take greater control of its channel partnerships around the world in order to further boost its international business as a whole. In a wide-ranging opening NATPE keynote session here in Miami, the A+E Networks chief (pictured) executive also said the unscripted business is challenged, and that […]

Former STV, Discovery exec Dan Korn joins A+E

Dan Korn has taken a new role at A+E and will oversee programming at its UK channels. Korn will join the UK arm of the US-based channel operator at the end of October. He joins from the production arm of Scottish broadcaster STV but is best known for his time at Discovery where, in a […]

Scripps hires A+E distribution executive

Scripps Networks Interactive has poached A+E Networks UK’s Kasia Jablonska to become VP, affiliate sales in EMEA. Jablonska has been with A+E for three years, but will now report into SNI’s senior VP, commercial, UK and EMEA Ross Hair in her new London-based role. She will be responsible for managing distribution of Scripps’ lifestyle channels […]

UPC Austria boosts catch-up offering

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has added content from A+E Networks’ History channel and A&E to its seven-day catch-up service. The channels join 13th Street, Syfy, Cartoon Network, TNT Serie, Universal Channel, CBS Reality, Extreme Sports Channel, Nickelodeon and JimJam on the catch-up service. Gerald Schwanzer, vice-president of products at the cable operator, said […]

A+E’s FYI channel launches in India

A+E has rolled out its FYI channel in the Indian market. The lifestyle network was launched after A+E rebranded its Bio service, and it has been rolling it out internationally since. The new female-skewed channel will be run by the A+E and TV18 joint venture and will be available in Hindi, Telegu and English. There will be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Viceland names management team ahead of launch

Vice and A+E’s new TV network, Viceland, will be led by Vice creative director, Spike Jonze, and chief creative officer, Eddy Moretti, as co-presidents. Announcing the management team ahead of the channel’s February 29 launch, Vice said that A+E executive Guy Slattery will also join as Viceland’s general manager. Jonze and Moretti will oversee all […]

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 […]