eOne Television Taps Noel Hedges as EVP of Acquisitions


Entertainment One (eOne) has hired Noel Hedges, who has worked at such companies as DRG and ITV Studios Global Entertainment, as executive VP of acquisitions for eOne Television.

This newly created role will see Hedges focus on acquiring television product for distribution to all types of platforms and spanning genres such as drama, film, lifestyle, factual, series and formats. Hedges will be working closely with eOne’s development and production teams around the world and will look to source and secure premium scripted programming at the earliest stages. The appointment is effective September 4. Hedges will be based in eOne’s London office and will oversee teams in both London and Toronto.

Hedges most recently was serving as executive VP of content at DRG, where he developed and oversaw the company’s acquisitions strategy. Prior to that, he held key senior roles at Cineflix Rights, Shine International, ITV Studios Global Entertainment and BBC Television, among other companies.

“We’re excited to welcome Noel to eOne and leverage his wide-ranging expertise as we continue to build our studio profile in the U.K., Europe and around the world,” said John Morayniss, the CEO of eOne Television.

Added Stuart Baxter, the president of eOne Television International, “Noel is a seasoned executive with great instincts and a strong track-record of securing outstanding programming that can travel. He has great relationships across the industry and brings strong business acumen to support our ambitious content exploitation and growth strategy.”