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A+E Networks UK appoints Heather Jones as VP of Programming

2013.07.10 | The entertainment broadcaster A+E Networks UK, has appointed Heather Jones as the VP of Programming, who will be responsible for A+E Networks UK’s programming strategy across the company’s channels in the UK, Central Europe, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Greece and Africa.

Heather Jones
Heather Jones

As VP of Programming, she will be charged with driving audience growth through original commissions and co-productions, A+E Networks’ US output and third-party acquisitions, as well as increasing the international expansion of A+E Networks UK’s portfolio of channels which include History, Crime & Investigation Network, H2, BIO and Lifetime (which is scheduled to launch in the UK in the autumn).

Tom Davidson, Managing Director of A+E Networks UK, said: ‘She will bring a wealth of expertise and experience to our team. Her proven track record of driving audience growth and channel expansion across a variety of international networks and content genres makes her the perfect candidate for the role. I look forward to working with Heather on delivering an even greater range of brand-defining and innovative programming across all our networks'. 

Jones was previously Managing Director of independent production company North One Television, part of the All3Media group. She has also held roles as Director of Television at Viacom UK, where she was responsible for content and creativity across the MTV and Comedy Central portfolios and as Managing Director at Paramount Comedy, where she led the channel’s award-winning rebrand in 2006.