Current TV hires former Sky programmer

James Baker to run Current's U.K. operations

LONDON -- Al Gore's Current TV has hired former Sky programming chief James Baker to run its U.K. operations.

The channel, launched in 2007, primarly features user-generated reporting and program pods from around the world.

Baker, was head of Sky One and led its Web, mobile and interactive operations during an eight-year tenure at the satcaster.

He joins Current TV from investment fund Fleming Media, where he focused on developing new IP opportunities across multiple platforms.