A&E Names Apter New Programming Chief

15-Year A&E Veteran Helped Launch 'Duck Dynasty,' 'Bates Motel' 3/19/2014 12:59 PM Eastern


Mark Apter has been named senior vice president of program planning and acquisition at A&E, the network announced Wednesday. Apter will lead A&E’s scheduling team, and will develop and implement programming, scheduling and acquisition strategies for the network and its digital brands. He will report to A&E executive vice president and general manager David McKillop.

“Mark is a key strategist who has been instrumental in the accomplishment of ten consecutive years of growth for A&E,” McKillop said. “He brings a high level of industry expertise and strategic thinking that has helped to drive the network’s success in a competitive and dynamic landscape.”

Since 2010, Apter has served as vice president of scheduling and acquisitions for A&E and BIO Channel. He has been with A&E for 15 years, and helped launch Duck Dynasty and Bates Motel.

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