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23 November 2016

The Box Plus Network Promotes Phil Poole to Programming Director

The Box Plus Network have today announced the promotion of Phil Poole to the role of Programming Director with immediate effect. Poole, who has been part of the programming team since 2007, will now take on overall responsibility for the entire linear and on-demand output across the network’s channels, as well as overseeing core departments of Programming, Music and Scheduling.

Matt Rennie, MD at The Box Plus Network said, “We’re delighted to promote Phil to the role of Programming Director here at The Box Plus Network. He has proved a passionate champion of our channels and intuitively understands both the challenges and exciting opportunities that lay ahead of us. The promotion is well deserved and he will do an excellent job leading our fantastic programming team.”

Phil Poole, Newly appointed Programming Director commented: “I’m really excited to be taking on the role of Programming Director at the UK’s biggest TV Network! I’m particularly looking forward to developing our fantastic content team to deliver some incredible new initiatives in the pipeline for 2017.”

Phil started his career in TV at Emap Performance Television in the role of Programme Controller. There he oversaw the planning and scheduling of music content across its 7 Music Channels and was responsible for raising and maintaining an audience share to above 35%. Before embarking on his career in TV, Phil worked in radio, holding roles at Kiss FM as Deputy Programme Director and at Rock FM and Magic where he worked his way up from a freelance producer to Head of Production.



About The Box Plus Network:

The Box Plus Network is the UK’s most-watched music video network. A joint venture between Channel 4 and Bauer Media, it broadcasts eight inimitable music television channels; The Box, Box Upfront, Box Hits, Box Africa (international only) 4Music, Kiss, Magic and Kerrang!,  attracting a monthly average audience of over 16 million viewers in 2015 and a total of 4.1 billion individual music video views.*

The channels broadcast through all major TV platforms (Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, Talk Talk, YouView and Freesat), hosted through dedicated simulcast players and available on the free Box Plus mobile app, available to download from the App Store and Google Play, allowing viewers to watch the channels wherever, whenever they want. BeBox is the latest digital addition, available across social media and at

The Box Plus Network is dedicated and passionate about driving creative and innovative programming formats to ensure viewers get the ultimate experience.

*Source: Barb/Techedge 2015, Whole Day


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