A+E Networks reportedly to launch Vice-branded channel

A+E Networks is to launch a Vice-branded channel next year, according to a report in the New York Post. A+E holds a 10% in the millennial-focused media group. According to the Post, citing ad agency sources, the channel will focus on lifestyle content. Under a previous four-year agreement set to kick off in the fourth […]

2btube names trio of big hitters to board

Spanish-language MCN 2btube has named former Fox Europe and Africa president Jesus Perezagua, Zee Entertainment Enterprises managing director Punit Goenka and A+E Networks international vice-president Sean Cohan as board members. Perezagua is currently based in Tokyo, advising Fox International Channels Asia. 2btune focuses on Spanish language creators worldwide and on the production of Spanish language […]

A+E hires BBC Worldwide’s Hill as chief creative officer

A+E Networks has poached BBC Worldwide’s Amanda Hill to become its chief creative officer, international. She will be responsible for overseeing A+E’s programming, marketing and communications teams across its global portfolio, which includes the A&E channel, History and FYI. Included in this is oversight of all content such as programming development and coproductions. Hill will […]

Netflix acquires exclusive global rights to The Returned remake

Netflix has acquired exclusive global rights to The Returned, the US remake of French drama Les Revenants, from FremantleMedia International. The deal marks the first time the US-listed streaming service will have premiere rights an acquired drama on its services around the world. The series has been commissioned by US cable net A&E, which will […]

A+E to open South Africa office, hires former DStv exec

A+E Networks is to open a Johannesburg office as part of its expansion strategy across Africa and has named Anthea Petersen as regional director, Africa, A+E Networks’ first hire on the continent. Petersen will be responsible for commercial development and marketing for A+E Networks’ local channel portfolio across Africa. She will also be responsible for […]

A+E teams up with Clearleap

A+E Networks has chosen Clearleap to provide technology for IP on-demand video services in the US and Canada. The partnership, which launched this month, marks the first agreement between both companies and includes the opportunity for the addition of multiplatform services. While its partnership currently applies only to the US and Canada, Clearleap said that historically, […]

A+E launches H2 HD and Lifetime HD on Cyfrowy Polsat

A+E Networks has launched HD versions of its H2 and Lifetime channels on Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat’s platform. Both channels are available on the platform as of today as part of its Family Max HD package. The move means that Cyfrowy Polsat now carries four A+E channels, including History and CI as well […]

Netflix revives A+E drama Longmire

Streaming service Netflix has revived Longmire, commissioning a fourth season after US cable net A&E axed the cop drama. Producer Warner Horizon Television has been shopping the series around since A&E decided to give it the chop in August. Netflix has now stepped into the fray and ordered a 10-part series that will premiere exclusively […]

Former A+E International exec to run new Chicken Soup TV unit

US-based publisher Chicken Soup for the Soul has created a TV and film division and brought in former A+E boss Steve Ronson to run it. Chicken Soup for the Soul is known for its books featuring inspirational true-life stories and will make branded TV shows and features. Ronson left A+E late last year after a […]

A&E set for Spain and Portugal launch

A+E Networks’ general entertainment channel A&E will continue its international rollout next week with the launch of the channel in Spain and Portugal. As with its launch in Germany, Austria and Switzerland last week, A&E will replace Bio in these territories. A+E Networks initially announced its plan to roll out A&E in the German-speaking markets, […]