A+E Networks International

A+E Networks doubles down on CEE original content

A+E Networks CEE has premiered its first local commission on History Channel Romania. On October 31, it aired The Mystery Of Dacian Gold, reflecting the company’s avowed strategy to bring more premium local content to the region. Izabella Wiley, SVP, general manager A+E Networks CEE, said: “There are so many stories to tell about the […]

History Play debuts in CEE with Hungarian launch

A+E Networks EMEA has launched streaming service History Play in Hungary. The SVOD service will be available through RTL Most+, the commercial broadcaster’s own VOD portal.  The launch marks the first time that the A+E streaming offering will be available in the central and eastern Europe region. History Play is currently available in the UK, […]

Former BBC and History exec Jana Bennett dies, aged 66

Former History and BBC boss Jana Bennett has died, aged 66. Bennett revealed in 2019 that she had been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GMB) – a complex form of brain cancer – and subsequently helped to launch OurBrainBank, which allows patients with the condition to track symptoms and assist with research. Prior to that, the US-born exec had been […]

History Play launches in UK and Germany on Amazon Channels

Amazon has added the A+E Networks’ History Play streaming service to its line-up of Prime Video Channels in the UK, Germany and Austria, marking the first time the service has been available in the three countries. Prime members will gain access to History Play with an add -n subscription of £3.99 in the UK and €3.99 per month […]

Disney reportedly in talks with Hearst over A+E Networks stake

Disney is in talks to sell off part of its stake in A+E Networks to Hearst, its joint venture partner for the network group. The Mouse is looking to sell off its interest in five European cable channels that are part of A+E Networks to the publishing and entertainment company, according to Variety. The news arrives […]

New chief for A+E Networks Italy 

A+E Networks has named Patricio Teubal as general manager of A+E Networks Italy, starting in December.  In this new role, Teubal will oversee A+E Networks Italy and its three channel brands History, Crime+Investigation, and Blaze and lead the growth of the company’s partnership with Sky Italia, while developing new opportunities in the country. He will report to Dean Possenniskie, managing director of A+E Networks EMEA. Prior to joining […]

A+E Networks extends H2 reach in Croatia and Poland

A+E Networks has secured new distribution for its H2 channel in Poland and Croatia. From this month, H2 is available in over 600,000 new homes across the two countries following deals with Polish cable operator Vectra and Croatian telco T-Hrvatski Telekom. H2 is available on Vectra’s Platinum and Super HD packages and on Hrvatski Telekom’s […]

A+E and YouTube added to MIPCOM Masterminds

Execs from A+E and YouTube have been added to the roster of Media Mastermind speakers at MIPCOM. Sean Cohan, president, international and digital media, at A+E has been confirmed, as has YouTube’s original programming chief, Susanne Daniels. Ben Silverman, the former Electus and NBC entertainment boss who is now running A+E-backed producer Propagate, will quiz […]

Crime + Investigation launches on UPC Czech Republic

A+E Networks’ Crime + Investigation channel has launched on UPC’s cable platform in the Czech Republic. The channel will be part of UPC Czech Republic’s digital basic package, bringing content including The Jail: 60 Days and The Haunting of… to UPC viewers. The channel is already available in the Czech Republic with Czech dubbing. Adrian […]

Free-TV Lifetime launching in Turkey

Lifetime is launching as a free-to-air channel in Turkey at the end of next month. The A+E Networks female-skewing service will be run locally as a joint venture with MCD Medya. Fox Media will handle ad sales for the new service. A+E said the new net will be programmed with shows from the US and […]