Tom Davidson

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 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 […]

A+E UK names ex-North One boss as programming chief

A+E Networks UK has named Heather Jones as VP of programming. Jones, who will take up the post later this month, will be responsible for A+E Networks UK’s programming strategy across the company’s channels – History, Crime & Investigation Network, H2, Bio and Lifetime – in the UK, central Europe, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East, […]

Lifetime confirms UK launch, expected to replace Bio

US cable network Lifetime has confirmed it will launch in the UK this autumn. The female-skewing channel is operated by A+E, which back in April told TBI it would roll out the channel in the UK this year. It officially announced the launch this morning. A spokesman declined to comment, but TBI understands that it […]

A+E UK names Polish chief

A+E Networks UK has named Izabella Wiley in the new role of general manager for Poland and has opened an office in Warsaw. Wiley, who will report to A+E Networks UK Managing Director, Tom Davidson, will oversee A+E Networks brands within the Polish market, managing relationships with platforms and cable operators across the country. She […]

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 – […]