New York – Dirk Hoogstra has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Development and Programming, for HISTORY® and H2™. He has served as Senior Vice President, Development and Programming for HISTORY since 2010. 

“Dirk is one of the fastest rising stars in the business,” said Nancy Dubuc, President Entertainment and Media, A+E Networks, to whom he will continue to report. “Creative and entrepreneurial, he has built one of the best programming teams in the business and his deep relationships with the creative community have helped catapult HISTORY into the top echelons in the industry. And, in just 18 months, he has transformed H2 into the number one emerging entertainment network. I am delighted he is getting the recognition he deserves for all his accomplishments over the last few years.”