LONDON, 1 June 2017: A+E Networks® UK is to appoint Dom Wilkins as Head of Scheduling, HISTORY UK and H2.
Wilkins will be responsible for overseeing the scheduling of A+E Network UK’s flagship brand HISTORY and its sister channel H2. He will focus on implementing strategies to help accelerate the growth of both brands across all platforms. He takes up his new role on 17th July.
Wilkins joins A+E Networks UK from UKTV, where he was Programming Manager for digital TV channel Really. Previously, Wilkins spent eight years at Sky as Schedule Manager across a number of Sky’s channels as well as Head of Programme Planning for the Sky Real Lives and Travel Channel group. Wilkins will report directly to Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK.
Announcing the appointment, Dan Korn said: “In this highly competitive market, it’s vital to attract the best programming talent, so we are delighted to welcome Dom Wilkins to A+E Networks UK as Head of Scheduling for our flagship UK channel HISTORY, and H2. I’m looking forward very much to working with him.”
Dom Wilkins said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining A+E Networks UK. HISTORY is one of the best-loved and iconic programming brands in the UK and I can’t wait to get started. The UK needs big, bold channels with ambition and heart like HISTORY, and I look forward to working with Dan and his team on delivering the next stage of its evolution.”
Now in its 22nd year in the UK, HISTORY remains one of the most coveted and highly valued non-fiction pay TV brands. As well as an enviable supply of premium US content, including returning franchises such as Forged In Fire and Curse of Oak Island, the channel has enjoyed great success with its recent local commissions, including Ronnie O’Sullivan’s American Hustle.