Contact: Christian DrobnykRegion: United States

Title: Senior Vice President, Programme Strategy and Acquisitions
Genre: Factual Entertainment
Region: United States

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Lifetime Television is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families.  Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks.  A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

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Christian Drobnyk was named Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy and Acquisitions, of Lifetime Networks, in August 2011.  Based in New York, he is responsible for overseeing all program acquisitions, scheduling and planning for Lifetime, LMN and Lifetime Real Women. 


Prior to joining Lifetime, Drobnyk was Controller and General Manager of UKTV Entertainment Networks in London, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of UKTV’s Entertainment division and its highly rated cable and broadcast networks Alibi, Gold, Watch and Dave.  Since joining UKTV in 2008, he oversaw a complete re-brand of the division’s entertainment portfolio and introduced an aggressive commissioning, acquisitions and co-production strategy that drove double digit audience growth for three consecutive years.


From 2006 to 2008, Drobnyk was Senior Vice President, Programming and Development, for TLC and Discovery Home Channel in the U.S.  In this role, he was responsible for all development, scheduling and acquisitions of all off-net and original series and specials for the two networks.  He developed and commissioned more than 600 hours of programming each year for TLC and Discovery Home Channel.


A member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Royal Television Society, Drobnyk earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Hamilton College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  His academic honors include Phi Beta Kappa and he recently completed the Accelerated Development Executive Education program at London Business School.

A webinar with Christian Drobnyk, recorded ahead of Realscreen 2017, can be viewed here: