A+E Networks® UK appoints Luke Duffy As Vice President, Ad Sales

Former Channel 5 Trading Head to drive UK and international sales growth

 

London, 10 March 2016 – A+E Networks® UK today announced the appointment of Luke Duffy as Vice President, Ad Sales, working across its portfolio of channel brands (HISTORY™, Lifetime®, Crime + Investigation® and H2®) in the UK and international markets. Duffy joins the global media company on 14 March 2016.

A former Head of Trading at Channel 5, with extensive agency experience (Aegis, Starcom), Duffy will lead A+E Networks UK’s London-based sales team, with a remit to drive spot, non-spot and digital revenues across its commercial channels in UK, Benelux, Romania, Poland and Africa." data-share-imageurl="">

A+E Networks UK Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:30

Former Channel 5 Trading Head to drive UK and international sales growth

 

London, 10 March 2016 – A+E Networks® UK today announced the appointment of Luke Duffy as Vice President, Ad Sales, working across its portfolio of channel brands (HISTORY™, Lifetime®, Crime + Investigation® and H2®) in the UK and international markets. Duffy joins the global media company on 14 March 2016.

A former Head of Trading at Channel 5, with extensive agency experience (Aegis, Starcom), Duffy will lead A+E Networks UK’s London-based sales team, with a remit to drive spot, non-spot and digital revenues across its commercial channels in UK, Benelux, Romania, Poland and Africa. Launching new ad sales markets will be a further key priority for Duffy.

Duffy will manage current and future relationships with A+E Networks’ sales houses across multiple territories, including Sky Media, RTL Netherlands, DSTV Media Sales (Africa), Polsat Media (Poland) and Transfer (Belgium). He will also take responsibility for pan-regional ad sales campaigns.

Duffy will report to Nicolas Eglau, Chief Operating Officer at A+E Networks UK, and General Manager, Nordics, the Benelux and CEEMEA.

Announcing the news, Nicolas Eglau, said: “This is a key appointment for A+E Networks UK. Ad sales in all forms will be driving the growth of our company in the future. Luke’s extensive experience, both in agency and with a free-to-air broadcaster, will be very valuable in helping us execute this strategy across all markets.”

Luke Duffy said: “I am very much looking forward to this new challenge with A+E Networks. It’s a very dynamic market and I am looking forward to unlocking new opportunities across A+E’s channels and territories.”

This is the latest executive appointment at A+E Networks UK. The company announced last week the appointment of Matt Westrup as Vice President, Operations. ENDS

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About A+E Networks® UK

A+E Networks® UK is a joint venture between A+E Networks® and Sky. Its portfolio of high-quality, ground-breaking factual and entertainment channels includes HISTORY™, HISTORY™HD, Lifetime®, Lifetime® HD, Crime + Investigation®, Crime + Investigation® HD and H2®. A+E Networks® UK launched in November 1995 and now has, across the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. 118 million subscriptions to its channels in 45 million homes. Its channels are available in 19 languages, in 90 countries