TV industry veteran Simon Pollock has been named managing director, Europe, for the AETN Intl. Division.In his new position, Pollock will supervise European operations for the History Channel and the Biography Channel. He will also oversee management of affiliates and joint ventures, development of brand blocks into full channels and the positioning of the History and Biography Channels in Europe. Before joining AETN, Pollock served as VP of content development, Europe, at OpenTV. Pollock also served as VP of sales at Columbia TriStar Intl. Television in London and director of sales for the Walt Disney Co.