Published: 20.33 Europe/London, June 8, 2011

Carolina Godayol has been named managing director of The History Channel Iberia, a joint venture between Chello Multicanal and A+E Networks, effective immediately.

Based in Madrid, Godayol is responsible for the day to day operations, strategic and financial management of the joint venture and its suite of factual channels including History, Bio and Crime & Investigation Network in Spain and Portugal. Godayol’s mandate also includes developing and executing growth plans for ad sales, distribution and other ancillary revenue streams.

Godayol reports to The History Channel Iberia board of directors.

“We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Carolina Godayol as managing director of The History Channel Iberia,” said Dean Possenniskie, managing director, Europe for A+E Networks, in a statement. “We have recently added Crime & Investigation Network to the joint venture’s portfolio in Spain, and believe that Carolina’s experience and expertise will be critical to the continued growth of our channels in the region.”

Eduardo Zulueta, Chello Multicanal’s managing director, said, “Having Carolina Godayol, one of the industry’s most outstanding professionals, join our team will serve to reinforce the strategic alliance between Chello Multicanal and A+E Networks. She has a thorough understanding of the audiovisual and entertainment industry and will no doubt help consolidate History, Bio and Crime & Investigation Network as leading pay-TV channels.”

Godayol previously served as managing director for Iberia at NBC Universal Global Networks overseeing Calle 13 and Sci-Fi. Prior to that, she was general manager for Showtime Networks Spain. Godayol has also held positions with BRB International, and at Chello Multicanal