Rachel Job

Silverlining hires ex-History UK exec as acquisitions head

UK factual company Silverlining has appointed Rachel Job, former director of programming for A+E Networks’ History and H2 channels, to the newly created role of director of acquisitions. Effective immediately, Job’s responsibilities will be based in London where she will source content for Silverlining’s distribution business and work alongside founder Bethan Corney to broker coproduction […]

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 […]

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 ups Rachel Job at History

A+E Networks UK has promoted Rachel Job to director of programming for cable net History, TBI has learned. Job was previously head of acquisitions and commissions for A+E Networks UK. In her new role she will oversee all commissioning and acquisitions for History and its sister net H2 (formerly Military History) across the A+E Networks […]

Sky Vision making Bannockburn docudrama for History UK

History UK has ordered Bannockburn (WT) a one-off event docudrama from Sky Vision. The factual channel is run as part of UK pay TV operator BSKyB’s joint venture with A+E and the two-hour film will examine how the Scottish forces defeated the much larger and better equipped English army. It will go out on History […]

History UK to unveil Polish war heroes

The UK’s History Channel has commissioned Sky Vision to produce a 5x60mins doc series about unsung World War II heroes. Heroes of War will focus on events in Poland during the conflict and uncover tales of heroism through reconstructions, archive footage and newly released documents. It will broadcast on History’s sister net H2 in the […]