A&E Networks UK


A+E Networks UK orders factual title from Red Arrow studio

A+E Networks UK has commissioned Studio71, a Red Arrow Studios company, to produce Forged in Steele with YouTube personality Alex Steele. Forged with Steele follows the YouTube star, and blacksmithing enthusiast, as he recreates an array of historic weaponry in his Norwich forge. The title will be placed on A+E Networks UK’s flagship channel History […]

A+E Networks hires UKTV exec

A+E Networks UK has appointed UKTV executive Dom Wilkins as head of scheduling, History UK and H2. Wilkins is due to take up his new role on July 17 and will report to Dan Korn, VP of programming at A+E Networks UK. He joins from UKTV, where he was programming manager for digital TV channel […]

History staffs up for Dutch launch

A+E Networks UK has hired new programming and marketing staff ahead of the launch of History channel in the Netherlands. Marit Huiskamp and Eva Schouwenaar have joined A+E’s Amsterdam-based Benelux office as programme scheduler and marketing manager respectively. Huiskamp will join later this summer from RTL, where she has spent the past several years working […]

STV Productions names Dan Korn replacement

Scotland’s STV Productions has found a replacement for specialist factual exec Dan Korn, who left for A+E Networks UK last year. Peter Collins (pictured) has taken up the post of head of specialist factual, more than a year after he joined the production arm of Scottish network STV. News of Korn’s departure emerged last year, […]

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’s European COO exiting

Nicolas Eglau is stepping down as COO of A+E and Sky’s joint venture operation. Eglau has been COO and general manager of A+E Networks UK since late 2015, joining from RTL’s business in the Netherlands. His role at the channels business spanned the UK, Nordics, Benelux and CEEMA regions, and A+E said today he will […]

A+E poaches finance chief from Scripps

A+E Networks UK, which runs the channel operator’s European operations, has recruited Mark Neil as its head of finance, bringing him over from Scripps Networks Interactive. Neil will start in his new role in January, leading the finance team and will replace Jan Volschenk, who will leave at the end of the year. At Scripps […]

H2 channel launches on Get in Norway

Norwegian cable and IPTV provider Get will now carry factual channel H2 after extending its distribution deal with A+E Networks UK. H2 will be available free-of-charge to all Get’s customers on channel number 53 until the end of September. After that, it will be offered as an optional channel in Get’s Start and Family package, […]

A+E Networks appoints first Benelux boss

A+E Networks UK has appointed Affilinet Benelux managing director, Jessica Haagmans, as its first regional director for Benelux. Haagmans (pictured) will take up the newly created role at the end of September and is tasked with boosting the growth of A+E’s portfolio of channels and strengthening A+E’s affiliate partner and media sales house relationships.  She […]

Scripps poaches A+E distribution exec

Scripps Networks Interactive has poached A+E Networks UK’s Kasia Jablonska to become VP, affiliate sales in EMEA. Jablonska (pictured) 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 […]

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