Dave Young, programming director at The Box Plus Network, is leaving the company.
Young led creative strategy for the firm, covering music, content development and scheduling during his time at the firm. He also spearheaded key initiatives such as the launch of the 4Music TV channel and the new BeBox digital channel.
The departure marks a transition in the Network’s creative team, which is currently one department covering programming, music and scheduling. This will now be split into two main departments: production and music and programming.
Commenting on his departure, Young said: “In my time at Box we’ve gone from being a single cable TV channel to one of the UK’s most widely consumed multi-platform media brands. It has been an incredibly exciting trip with many significant milestones achieved, but the continuing changes in the way that audiences are consuming content and the huge opportunities that digital platforms, AR and VR bring makes this a perfect opportunity to take my next career steps.”
Matt Rennie, The Box Network CEO, added: “Dave has been a crucial component in leading the creative side of the business through its evolution with great success; from channel launches, to deployment on Freeview and more recently the advance onto digital platforms with the BeBox brand. On behalf on the entire team here, I’d like to thank him for his dedication and enthusiasm and wish him every success in his next adventure.”
“We envisage our branded content business to grow significantly as our new digital platforms BeBox and Box Plus take hold and continue to grow. We will be looking to expand and extend our live broadcasting that has proved so successful over the first half of 2016, as well as developing the way in which our live production works alongside and collaborates with the digital production for BeBox and Box Plus.”
The Box Network recently announced a promotional partnership with Netflix to release a new mini documentary series named Bronx Tales, which charts the genesis and rise of hip hop.
Debuting exclusively available on the Box Network’s brand new digital platform BeBox, Beonx Tales explores the origins of hip hop and features some of the UK’s most prominent urban artists, including Dizzie Rascal, Big Narstie, D Double E, Megaman, Lady Leshur, Akala, Kent Jones and Grandmaster Flash.
The media partnership was negotiated and brought together by MEC and also promotes Netflix’s upcoming release of The Get Down.