National Geographic Television International (formerly Explore International) has welcomed new president Ian Jones, who joins from Granada International. Jones has restructured the senior management team, appointing Edwina Thring head of programs, Anna Fuge head of sales and Michelle Waldron director of marketing and communications.
A&E Network, USA has appointed former EVP and general manager Abbe Raven as president. The History Channel, USA also welcomes new president Dan Davids, most recently its EVP and general manager.
Scripps Network president Ed Spray will retire at the end of this year after a 40-year career in the TV industry. John Lansing, EVP of the network, will succeed him. At Scripps’ Knoxville-based Fine Living network, president Ken Solomon has resigned to pursue new entrepreneurial opportunities. John MacDonald has been named acting GM.
Chicago-based Towers Productions has welcomed former EVP of Carlton Productions John Lindsay as its VP of international productions. Jill Naylor also joined the doc producer as director of international project development.
California’s MacGillivray Freeman Films has created a new position – VP of special projects – and has filled it with Chris Palmer, former president and CEO of National Wildlife Productions. Palmer recently founded the new Center for Environmental Filmmaking, which he continues to direct at American University in Washington, D.C.
London’s Eagle Rock Entertainment has appointed Peter Worsley as MD of television worldwide. He joins Eagle Rock from Alliance Atlantis.
Granada America promoted Charles Tremayne to EVP from his position as senior VP of Granada Factual USA.