Nick Lee has been promoted at Channel 4 to head of series acquisitions, a newly created role.
Lee will be responsible for the creation and rollout, deal terms and delivery of the strategy for all acquired series, scripted and non-scripted, across Channel 4’s bouquet. Lee will also play a key role in any preproduction acquisitions and co-production opportunities alongside the relevant head of commissioning. He reports to Channel 4’s director of commercial affairs, Martin Baker.
Lee joined Channel 4 in October 2013 as acquisitions manager. Prior to this, he was A&R manager for NBCUniversal’s acquired TV and home entertainment distribution service.
Baker said: “Acquisitions are an integral part of the content strategy across our portfolio of channels and, increasingly, All 4. I’m thrilled that Nick, with his astute buyer’s eye, shrewd commercial sensibilities and great relationships with suppliers, will be stepping into this vital role.”
Lee added: “The opportunity to build further on Channel 4’s reputation for bringing the best and most fitting of the global TV market to U.K. audiences is a really gratifying prospect. Our acquisitions strategy, across the channel portfolio and All 4, is evolving just as the supply lines in the industry are evolving and the scope afforded by this role in terms of co-production deals, prebuys, licensing opportunities and partnerships is incredibly exciting.”