AMC Networks International – UK (AMCNI UK) has named Alina Florea and Sam Rowden to newly created and expanded roles.
Florea has been elevated to the post of director of acquisitions and content partnerships, while Rowden will assume the role of director of programming for CBS Channels. Both will be based in London and continue to report to Kevin Dickie, the senior VP of the channels group for the U.K., MEA and Poland.
In her new and expanded role, Florea will oversee content acquisitions across AMCNI UK’s portfolio of ten brands. She will also manage studio relations and content partnerships, including the CBS UK and EMEA joint ventures co-owned by AMCNI UK and CBS Studios International.
Rowden most recently severed as director of programming for CBS Reality and New Media. She now takes on full responsibility for the programming strategy for the whole CBS channel portfolio across the U.K. and EMEA, including for CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality, Horror Channel and CBS Europa.
Dickie commented, “Alina is an accomplished acquisitions strategist while Sam has been the driving force behind the growth of CBS Reality and has been leading the way with original productions. Both of them have been key contributors to the continued growth of AMCNI UK and their judgment and insight will continue to be invaluable to the business.”