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UKTV’s Charalambous joins Abacus Media Rights as head of acquisitions

Abacus Media Rights (AMR) has appointed former UKTV exec Charlie Charalambous as head of acquisitions, based in London.

Charlie Charalambous

Charalambous left his role as global acquisitions manager at BBC Studios-owned multi-channel operator UKTV after four years at the end of 2021, as revealed by C21.

At UKTV, Charalambous was responsible for acquiring and investing in programming for its seven channels as well as working across BBC Studios’ global channels and VoD services.

During his time there, Charalambous secured shows including Pretty Hard Cases, My Life is Murder, Smother, Sister Boniface Mysteries, Limetown, Hudson & Rex and Miss Scarlet & the Duke for UKTV channels Alibi and Drama.

Before joining UKTV, Charalambous was at Sky for seven years where he worked in the programming and acquisitions teams securing content for Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Sky Arts and Sky Living. Prior to that he worked at WarnerMedia (fka Turner Broadcasting) and Showtime.

UK-based distributor AMR, part of Amcomri Entertainment and set up in early 2020, distributes content including Four Hours at the Capitol, In the Shadow of 9/11, Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell, The Trick, Sort Of, Viking’s: The Rise & Fall and This is Joan Collins.

Jonathan Ford, managing director at AMR, said: “We are extremely pleased to have an executive with Charlie’s extensive contacts and experience join our growing business. He has a very wide remit with us at AMR as we continue to build our award-winning portfolio across premium scripted and unscripted content.”


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