A+E Networks® UK has 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, 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.’
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,