A&E Networks UK

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 […]

A+E commissions Combat Ships in UK

A+E Networks UK has commissioned a documentary series from indie Woodcut Media, Combat Ships. The 10x60mins series will debut on A+E pay TV channel H2 in early 2017. Shot on location across Scandinavia, Europe, America and the UK, the series provides perspective in the military, political and domestic issues surrounding ships of various eras. Combat […]

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 FTA channel launch this year, coming after the debut of Lifetime in Turkey in […]

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 readies Paris terror attack doc

A+E Networks UK will show a one-hour event documentary about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris on its History Channel in the UK, Europe and Africa. Terror: Seven Days in Paris comes from NBC’s and uses footage taken by two of its camera teams in the seven days following the Paris attacks. There are interviews […]

History UK catches Freddie Flintoff

Fact-ent-focused History has partnered with British television personality Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff after A+E Networks UK identified the former England cricket player as a fan of the pay TV channel. Flintoff will become History UK’s first brand ambassador and appear in a six exclusive short films, which prodco The Moment (fka One Two Four) will produce. […]

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 […]

A+E Networks UK poaches RTL exec for COO post

Dean Possenniskie’s first major move since taking over at A+E Networks UK is the appointment of a COO and the promotion of Heather Jones to senior VP, content and creative. Possenniskie replaced Tom Davidson as managing director for the A+E Networks business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa last month, and has now named […]

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 (below right), 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 […]