Adrian Pilkington


Trio upped in A+E management rejig

A trio of execs have been upped at A+E Networks and Sky’s A+E Networks UK joint venture. Adrian Pilkington (pictured left), Izabella Wiley (pictured right) and Mark Neil have all landed promotions in the restructure, which comes days after company COO Nicolas Eglau said he was exiting the channels business. Pilkington has been upped to […]

A+E poaches BBCWW 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 […]

A+E Networks UK extends BT deal

A+E Networks UK has signed a new carriage deal with BT TV, in a move that will see new HD channels for Lifetime and H2 launch later this year. Under the new partnership, Lifetime will move to BT’s basic pay package, ‘Entertainment Starter’. The deal also secures the long-term availability on BT of A+E’s channel […]

A+E Networks UK hires Sky veteran

A+E Networks has appointed Sky veteran Adrian Pilkington to the newly created role of senior vice president, distribution and strategy. Pilkington will join A+E Networks UK on September 1 and will oversee branded channel and digital distribution across the UK, Nordic, and Benelux regions, as well as in Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle […]