A+E Networks UK Names New VP of Programming


LONDON: Daniel Korn has been appointed VP of programming for A+E Networks UK, responsible for sourcing and scheduling content for the bouquet of pay-TV channels that includes HISTORY, Lifetime, Crime + Investigation and the recently launched free-to-air BLAZE.

Korn takes on the new role as of October 31, joining from STV Productions, where he held the position of creative director. Prior to that, Korn spent ten years as senior VP of programming at Discovery Networks U.K. and Europe, overseeing programming and production across 24 channel brands in 30 countries. In his new post, Korn will be reporting to Heather Jones, the U.K. general manager and senior VP of content and creative.

Jones commented: “Dan is a hugely experienced and highly respected programmer. He has a fantastic understanding of content, commissioning and brands and will be a brilliant addition to the content and creative team.”

Korn added: “I’m truly delighted to be joining the terrific team at A+E UK. They have made some bold and exciting moves in the broadcast market and I very much look forward to continuing to deliver a lineup of strong and unique programming.”