Former Target and Nat Geo boss Ian Jones has joined A&E Television Networks as international distribution boss.
Jones will become managing director, content distribution and commercial development for AETN International and will manage the company’s 8,000 hour programme library. He will be responsible for distributing series including Ice Road Truckers, Gene Simmons Family Jewels and Steven Seagal: Lawman as well as a raft of factual series.
He will join the company in December, relocating to New York, and will report to Sean Cohan, SVP, international.
“Over the past three years, AETN International has significantly grown its content distribution activities across all platforms. We recently expanded our content offering to include firsts like TV movies, competitive reality and 3D. We recognized the need to add a senior global sales executive to our team and with his extensive sales and leadership background, Ian fits the bill perfectly,” says Cohan.
Jones was previously managing director at Target Entertainment and before that he was president of National Geographic Television International.