Adam Collings joins UKTV from NBCUniversal

Adam Collings

Adam Collings

UKTV has appointed Adam Collings as Head of Programming for its pay entertainment channel Watch, home to Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain and hit supernatural drama Grimm.

Collings joins UKTV from NBCUniversal where he was Director of Channels, responsible for Syfy and Movies 24. He counts hit shows such as The Originals, Continuum and Defiance as key UK acquisitions, alongside cult hit Sharknado.

Reporting to Watch General Manager, Steve North, Collings will be responsible for driving viewing share by refining the scheduling and programming strategy. He will also lead forward planning and editorial discussions relating to the channel’s schedule and programme supply from acquisitions and commissions.

“Adam comes equipped with fantastic experience from both a terrestrial and multi-channel background,” comments North. “Having, in recent years, been at both NBCUniversal and ITV he has developed a complete knowledge of the acquisitions market and the dynamics of the digital environment from a scheduling and programming perspective. I’m confident he’s going to be a huge asset for Watch and UKTV.”

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