A+E ups Rachel Job at History

Rachel_JobA+E Networks UK has promoted Rachel Job to director of programming for cable net History, 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 the A+E Networks UK footprint, which spans the EMEA region.

She joined History in 2007 from UK indie 3DD. Her commissions include Mud Men, Shaun Ryder on UFOs and Pawn Stars UK and Pawn Stars South Africa. She also ordered drama-doc Bannockburn.

Her notable acquisitions include Vikings from MGM – the drama series that also played on History in the US).

Jobs will report to Heather Jones, who joined A+E Networks UK last year as vice president of programming and has overall responsibility for programming strategy across the company’s bouquet of channels,namely History, Crime & Investigation Network, H2, Bio and Lifetime.

A+E Networks UK  is a joint venture between A+E Networks and UK pay TV operator BSkyB.

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