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A+E’s Lifetime poaches Drobnyk from UKTV

A+E has hired Christian Drobnyk to oversee acquisitions and scheduling at its US cable network Lifetime.

He joins from UK pay TV channel operator UKTV where he was general manager and interim controller.

Relocating from London to New York, Drobnyk will be responsible for the Lifetime channel as well as sister nets Lifetime Movie Network and Lifetime Real Women.

He will report to Nancy Dubuc, Lifetime’s president and general manager and fills the position vacated by Scott Garner who joined Discovery and Harpo cable channel OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network earlier this year.

“I’m delighted to bring Christian on board to Lifetime,” said Dubuc. “As we continue to ramp up our original programming slate with more than 175 hours of new content, Christian’s experience and creative scheduling instincts will be an important component of our mission to grow the Lifetime brand.”