Joel Denton


Denton exits A+E post

Joel Denton is stepping down from his role running A+E Networks’ international sales unit. The former RHI Entertainment, Red Arrow Entertainment and Rare TV exec had been in charge of international sales for three years as managing director, content sales and partnerships. “After three very successful years growing the content sales and partnerships group at […]

Authentically survival

Survival shows are nothing new, but the last few years have seen the genre go into overdrive, with titles like Naked And Afraid, Alone, Running Wild, Hunted and The Island proving real-life endurance tests are popular around the world, reports Andy Fry. Ask TV executives why survival shows are proliferating and they will tell you […]

A+E poaches BBC Worldwide’s Hill

A+E Networks has poached BBC Worldwide’s Amanda Hill to become its chief creative officer, international. She will be responsible for overseeing A+E’s programming, marketing and communications teams across its global portfolio, which includes the A&E channel, History and FYI. Included in this is oversight of all content, including programming development and coproductions. Hill will also […]

TF1, Antena 3 buy Unreal US drama

French commercial free-to-air broadcaster TF1 and its Spanish equivalent Antena 3 have both acquired Unreal, one of the first scripted series out of A+E’s new fledgling drama studio. Based on Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s independent short film Sequin Raz, the series was made by A+E Studios for A+E female-skewed net Lifetime. The drama takes place on the […]

A+E makes dramatic move with Studios

A+E launched A+E Studios just over a year ago to deliver premium scripted programming to its A&E, History and Lifetime brands, and now the company is taking that content international, its executive VP, Sean Cohan, tells Stewart Clarke. When History moved into scripted programming, it immediately hit its stride – The Bible, Vikings and Hatfields […]

A+E poaches Glen Hansen from Zodiak

A+E Networks has recruited Glen Hansen as vice president of programme sales for Asia Pacific. He joins from Zodiak Rights where he was senior VP of sales and acquisitions for North America. In that role Hansen was based in LA where he will remain in his new position at A+E. He will oversee content sales […]

A+E hires Joel Denton as content sales supremo

A+E has recruited Joel Denton as managing director, content sales and partnerships, putting the industry veteran in charge of all of the channel operator’s international sales activities, TBI has learned. Denton is one of the most seasoned executives in the international business, and has been consulting for A+E, working on its programme sales strategy. His […]

A Rare occurence

Antony Fraser, CEO of Rare TV answers TBI’s questions as to why now is a good time launch a new production group. Antony Fraser’s new group, Rare TV, is planning to build a UK-based stable of nimble factual prodcos that the increasingly large super-indie monoliths may overlook. The Ingenious Ventures co-founder and his business partner, […]

New UK factual group buys 360Production, plans acquisitions

A new British production group whose top executives include former Red Arrow UK and RHI Entertainment boss Joel Denton and Ingenious Ventures co-founder Antony Fraser has acquired Impossible Pictures’ 360Production. Rare Television has launched with financial backing from Forward Private Equity and Bob & Co, a London-based boutique media services and advisory firm. It has […]