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Keynote Conversation: Jana Bennett, History
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jana Bennett, named president and GM of A+E Networks' History in September of 2015, is responsible for overseeing all strategic planning, programming, marketing and brand development for History and H2. Throughout her television career – whether it was her time heading up TLC in the U.S., during which she redefined the brand by ushering in such programming as Trading Spaces and What Not to Wear, or her stint leading BBC Television, in which she oversaw the public broadcaster’s six free-to-air channels in the UK – Bennett has, time and again, proven herself to be a forward thinker with a keen eye for programming and trends on the cutting edge of entertainment. Most recently, she brought that penchant for progression to her previous role as president of FYI and LMN, where in its first year, she oversaw double-digit ratings growth for the FYI network via such successes as Married at First Sight and Tiny House Nation. In this one-on-one conversation, Bennett will discuss the importance of creativity in driving innovation within the content industry, and reveal her thoughts on where she’d like to take one of cable television’s most watched brands in the immediate future.
Abby Greensfelder, Interviewer
Co-CEO & Executive Producer
Half Yard Productions