New names on Horse & Country board

November 25, 2013 10.45 Europe/London By Julian Clover

Jeff Kupsky, former President of Turner Broadcasting EMEA, and Phil Duff, most recently managing director of Ariat Europe, the leading equestrian footwear and apparel brand, are to join the board of Horse & Country TV.

Both of the appointments are effective from January 2014.

Jeff Kupsky, a 20-year veteran of Turner Broadcasting, who shaped the company’s European business from its earliest days, said: “Horse & Country TV’s audience is a highly aspirational passion group that is attractive to distributors and advertisers alike. The channel has an established position in mature pay TV markets and ample opportunity for future growth. The strong digital community that has developed around H&C TV also makes it a model for a contemporary specialist channel.”

Over the past 18 months, H&C TV has added to its distribution in the UK, Ireland and Malta, by launching localized services in both The Netherlands and Sweden, where it is available on a variety of cable and IPTV platforms including Ziggo and Com Hem.

Current directors Sir Roger Jones and Tim Forrest, are stepping down following the end of their terms of service.