M7 Group strikes satellite distribution deal with A+E Networks

Canal+-owned M7 Group has secured a multi-year capacity deal with A+E Networks EMEA for the satellite distribution of its flagship History and Crime+Investigation channels across Europe. Per the agreement, A+E Networks EMEA will deliver the channels via the M7 satellite platform on 1 degree West within the Europe-wide footprint of Thor 5. The two companies […]

A+E launches History Vault in South Africa

A+E Networks’ History’s video-on-demand service, History Vault, has launched in South Africa, marking the first time the service has been available outside North America. History Vault offers an array of curated content such as Mankind: The Story of Al of Us, Cities from the Underworld , Mummies Day, Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll, World War II: The World in Crisis, and the Secrets of the Dark […]

TDG: NBCU top channel group for US viewers

NBCUniversal networks was the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five TV network groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they […]

CI launches in Greece on Cosmote TV

A+E Networks UK is launching crime channel Crime +Investigation (CI) in Greece after striking a deal with OTE-owned pay TV service Cosmote TV. The channel, which launches this week, will be available in all Cosmote TV packages as well as the Cosmote TV Go TV everywhere services and Cosmote Replay TV, the operator’s catch-up offering. The […]

Ex-MTV exec joins A+E

Former MTV development chief Eli Lehrer has joined A+E Networks, as A&E channel chief Rob Sharenow rises to a programming president position. Lehrer will return to A+E as executive VP of programming at History, with Sharenow overseeing the US cable network as president of programming of the wider group. Sharenow is now control of all […]

New A+E net Blazes into Italy

A+E’s new factual-entertainment channel Blaze will launch on Sky Italia today. The channel launched on free-to-air DTT in the UK last year and the Italian roll out is the second for the net. As with the UK channel, Sky’s ad sales unit, Sky Media, will handle advertising for the channel. Many of A+E’s European channels […]

Hulu signs up A+E Networks for live TV service

Hulu has struck a deal with A+E Networks to stream the channel operator’s six networks as part of its forthcoming streamed TV offering. The deal adds live and on-demand streaming access to the A&E, History, Lifetime, LMN, FYI and Viceland cable networks. Hulu has already reached agreements with CBS Corporation, 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and […]

A+E announces UK management rejig

A trio of execs have been upped at A+E and Sky’s A+E Networks UK joint venture. Adrian Pilkington, Izabella Wiley and Mark Neil have all landed promotions in the restructure, which comes days after company COO Nicolaus Eglau said he was exiting the channels business. Pilkington has been upped to senior VP commercial strategy and […]

A+E’s European COO exiting

Nicolas Eglau is stepping down as COO of A+E and Sky’s joint venture operation. Eglau has been COO and general manager of A+E Networks UK since late 2015, joining from RTL’s business in the Netherlands. His role at the channels business spanned the Nordics, Benelux and CEEMA regions and A+E said today he will be […]

A+E names international programming chief

A+E has upped Laura Fleury to head of international programming, giving her a remit across channels including History, FYI, Crime + Investigation and Blaze. She will oversee global programming, covering A+E’s originals for the international market, coproduction and acquisitions. Fleury will also coordinate the international networks collaboration with their US counterparts and the flow of […]

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