Davis joins from Viacom Media Networks
A&E Networks U.K. has appointed Bakori Davis to the newly created post of VP of commercial operations, effective immediately.Exec will be responsible for channel distribution within the U.K. and Ireland, Central and Eastern Europe, Nordics, Benelux, Iceland and Greece as well as Africa and the Middle East. He will also oversee sales, responsible for international advertising, branded content and integrated marketing. Davis will report to net’s managing director Tom Davidson. Exec is joining A&E U.K. as it expands channel distribution into central and eastern Europe. Davis was previously veep for content distribution at Viacom Media Networks and has also worked at Discovery Communications and the National Cable and Television Assn. A&E U.K. operates in 27 countries. Its channel portfolio includes History, Crime & Investigation, Bio and Military History.