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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.
October 1, 2004

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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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