A+E adds two execs in Asia

A+E Networks has recruited two new senior executives for its Asian channels business.

The channel operator and programmer has brought in Brad Cox as senior director, content, lifestyle and entertainment channels and Thomas Tan as creative director.

Cox will oversee scheduling and programme acquisitions for A+E’s Lifetime and FYI channels.

His previous experience includes stints at Indonesian broadcaster ANTV and Australia and Singapore-based prodco Active TV and his programming credits include The Amazing Race Australia,Cash Cab Asia and Asia’s Next Top Model. At A+E he will report to Michele Schofield, senior VP, programming and production.

Tan will be creative director, reporting to Hazel Yap, vice president, marketing communications. He will work on on-air branding and creative for A+E Networks Asia’s factual and entertainment channels. His previous experience includes a stint as head of creative services for HBO Asia.

“Brad and Thomas have extensive experience and accomplishments in the industry, and their appointments are vital for our continued expansion and growth,” said Prem Kamath, deputy managing director, A+E Networks Asia.

In related news, A+E Networks UK has commissioned two-hour special The Battle of Waterloo Presented By Sean Bean (WT), in which the Game of Thrones actor will investigate circumstances the military battle ahead of its 200th anniversaty in June next year using historical eyewitness accounts and evidence from present day experts.

UK indie Wavelength Films will produce the special.

History and H2’s director of programmes, Rachel Job, whom TBI recently revealed had been promoted, commissioned the show.

History channels in Germany, Latin America, Italy, Iberia, Australia and New Zealand have pre-bought the show, which films in England and Belgium.

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