A&E Television Networks (New York, U.S.): Steve Ronson has been promoted to senior VP, AETN Enterprises for A&E Television Networks. Ronson previously held the title of VP and GM, AETN Consumer Products.
Carlton International, Granada, ITV (London, U.K.): Louise Pedersen, former MD of Carlton International Sales, has been named MD of ALL3MEDIA International (the distrib arm of the former Chrysalis Distribution and Idtv International). Carlton’s director of programs, Steve Hewlett, content chief exec Rupert Dilnott-Cooper and Mark Gray, controller of programme development, have also announced they are leaving their posts. Meanwhile, Jim Allen, Granada’s director of factual programs, has been appointed director of factual and entertainment within ITV. Reporting to Allen is Mark Wells, who has been named controller of entertainment for Granada.
Discovery Networks Europe (London, U.K): Arthur Bastings has been appointed senior VP and GM, Continental Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Bastings, who was previously Turner Broadcasting Systems Europe’s MD for Northern and Central Europe, assumes his new Discovery position in March.
Five (London, U.K.): Steve Gowans has been named controller of factual entertainment for the terrestrial channel. Meanwhile, Liam Humphreys, Five’s deputy controller of factual, has been promoted to commissioning editor, factual entertainment.
Fremantle International Distribution (London, U.K.): Mark Gray has been named VP, acquisitions and development, a newly created position within the distribution division of FremantleMedia. Gray was formerly controller of programme development and marketing for Carlton International.
National Geographic Channels International (Washington, D.C., U.S.): Sydney Suissa, formerly VP of doc development and production at Barna-Alper, has been appointed EVP, content for NGCI. Suissa will oversee all of the company’s production, programming and development.