Monday, August 24, 2015

Adrian Pilkington appointed as senior vice president for distribution and strategy at A+E Networks UK from September.

A+E Networks has appointed Adrian Pilkington (right) at Sky as senior vice president, distribution and strategy at A+E Networks UK.

A+E Networks UK is a joint venture between A+E Networks and Sky and provide channels like History, Crime+Investigation Network, Lifetime to MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform in South Africa and throughout Africa.

A+E Networks UK now has an office in Johannesburg as well, besides the ones in London, Copenhagen and Warsaw.

Adrian Pilkington is joining A+E Networks UK in this newly created role from 1 September and will oversee branded channel and digital distribution across the United Kingdom as well as the Middle East and Africa (the CEEMEA region).

"We are continuing to build a first class management team at A+E Networks UK to drive the growth of our brands and business," says Dean Possenniskie, the managing director for the EMEA region for A+E Networks.

"Distribution and strategy is a key element to our future success and growth plans, and I am delighted to bring an executive of Adrian Pilkington's calibre and experience to lead this area of our business."