AETN announces programming reorganization

Robert Sharenow moves to Lifetime as EVP programming, David McKillop moves to A&E as EVP programming, and Dirk Hoogstra is upped at History as SVP, programming.
March 21, 2011

AETN has announced a reorganization of its programming structure that will see three execs upped, and two heading to new networks within the group.
Robert Sharenow, most recently SVP non-fiction and alternative programming at A&E, heads to Lifetime Networks as EVP, programming. David McKillop, most recently SVP, development and programming at History heads to A&E as EVP, programming. Also, Dirk Hoogstra, most recently VP of development and programming for History, has been upped to SVP, programming.
The changes are effective immediately. Sharenow and Hoogstra will report to History and Lifetime Networks president/GM Nancy Dubuc, while McKillop will report to A&E/BIO Channel president/GM Bob DeBitetto.
“These three executives exemplify the incredible bench strength we have within AETN. Over the last three years, each of them has played a key role in the double digit growth of our portfolio of brands,” said DeBitetto and Dubuc via a statement. “We are confident that they will soar in their respective new roles at Lifetime, A&E and History, leading some of the most creative teams working in media.”

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