Dean Possenniskie

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 […]

A&E set for Germany, Iberia, Africa launches

A&E is to launch in 10 million homes across Europe and Africa this autumn. The A+E Networks International-owned channel will go live in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa. It will replace the Bio channel, which is rebranding. In German-speaking Europe, this is scheduled for September, while Iberia and Africa will follow in […]

Crime + Investigation launches in Mozambique and Angola

Crime + Investigation (CI) has launched in the Portuguese-speaking African countries of Mozambique and Angola on pay TV platform DStv. The Portuguese language channel is operated by History in Iberia, a joint venture between A+E Networks and ChelloMulticanal, and will feature series and specials from A+E Networks’ crime and justice programme catalogue – including The […]

A+E appoints Fox exec EMEA sales boss

A+E Networks has appointed 20th Century Fox’s European VP of TV sales, Denis Cantin, as VP and head of content sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Cantin, who is due to take up his new role in the first quarter of 2014, will manage A+E Networks’ London-based EMEA content sales team, overseeing […]

A+E makes History in Russia

A+E-owned channel History is launching in Russia today. History and its HD sister channel have gone live on the NTV+ platform and will roll out on Rostelecom before the end of the year. The channel’s line-up includes the Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars, American Pickers and American Restoration franchises and in the US has moved […]

A&E European launch confirmed with Canal+ deal

A+E Networks has joined forces with Canal+ and will launch local A&E and Crime & Investigation channels in France. Canal+’s factual channel Planete has traditionally been a big buyer of A+E Networks content but this is the first time Canal+ and A+E have joined forces to launch channels. Planete+ A&E and Planete+ CI have launched […]

A+E, ZDFE renew content pact

A+E Networks and Germany’s ZDF Enterprises have renewed an eight year-old acquisition and distribution pact. Under terms of the agreement, ZDF History content will remain on A+E channels in a Sunday night slot. ZDF programmers will remain in control of the block, which includes ZDF and A+E content. ZDFE, German pubcaster ZDF’s commercial arm, will […]

H2 set for UK launch

A+E Networks is due to launch its H2 network, a complimentary brand to its History channel, in the UK on May 4. The network, which launched in the US in September 2011 and is available there in almost 70 million homes, will go live on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms in the UK – […]