A+E Networks EMEA channels reach 76 million homes in over 100 countries
Brands include HISTORY, Lifetime, Crime+Investigation and Blaze
A+E Networks EMEA, announces that Joshua Kaye, VP legal and Business Affairs A+E Networks EMEA, will head up its newly created EMEA legal team.
In his new EMEA wide leadership role Joshua will maximise the combined experience of A+E Networks local teams; delivering even greater collaboration to ensure synergy across all legal activity throughout the EMEA region.
Joshua started his legal career at private law firm Quastels in London. From there, he acted as a legal advisor at Premiership Rugby then joined A+E Networks in 2014 as Legal Manager. He most recently led on the agreement for the newly named Sky HISTORY, building on the existing joint venture between A+E Networks and Sky. Joshua will continue to report to Mark Neil, Senior Vice President Finance, A+E Networks EMEA.
Joshua Kaye VP Legal and Business Affairs said:
“I’m incredibly proud to be heading up the new EMEA legal division. I’m looking forward to leading this dynamic team, supporting them day to day and maximising the impact of our combined experience.”
Dean Possenniskie Managing Director A+E Networks EMEA comments:
“I’m delighted that Josh will be leading our central legal team. Josh’s sound commercial awareness and strong legal background will be a real asset, as he works closely with the talented EMEA team.”
The A+E Networks® EMEA family of brands HISTORY®, HISTORY2®, Lifetime®, Crime+Investigation® , BLAZE® and Cosmo TV in Spain, reaches 76 million homes in 100 countries. Most recently A+E Networks EMEA launched a year-long Europe wide campaign working with specialist local organisations to end abuse against women, spearheaded by its Crime+Investigation® channels.
About A+E Networks EMEA
A+E Networks EMEA is a leading global media network reaching 76m homes across 100 countries. Our portfolio of popular, high performing and creative brands - HISTORY®, Crime+Investigation®, Lifetime®, HISTORY2®, UK free to air BLAZE®, COSMO in Spain and dedicated VOD brands HISTORY Play and Crime+Investigation Play - have entertained and inspired audiences for over 20 years; telling the stories that need to be told.
Our award-winning factual and entertainment content includes global hit franchises Forged in Fire and Born This Way, must see dramas Knightfall and Vikings as well as premium local original commissions including: Al Murray’s Why Does Everyone Hate the English, I Am A Killer (UK) Married at First Sight (Africa) and The Hunt for Baltic Gold (Poland). We complement our programming with innovative talent-led exclusive digital content and top-rated podcasts.
Throughout 2020 the Crime+Investigation Network is spearheading a new EMEA wide CSR campaign to support ending violence against women via education, fundraising and forging ties with local influencers and advocates to draw attention the biggest issues affecting women in each territory.
We currently partner with 366 major operators broadcasting throughout UK, Africa, CEE including Poland, Hungary and Romania; Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Italy. With offices in London,6Johannesburg, Warsaw, Madrid, Munich and Rome.
A+E Networks Germany, Italy and COSMO in Spain, are wholly owned companies of Hearst. A+E Networks UK, spanning 17 countries across the UK, Nordics, Benelux, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa is a joint venture between Hearst and Sky. In Iberia, Hearst operates a 50/50 joint venture with AMC Networks International Southern Europe.