Channel 5 VOD service starts Blaze with A+E

Channel 5 (C5)’s video on demand service, My5, will now offer content from free-to-air entertainment channel Blaze, which is part of A+E Networks UK. This marks the first time a commercial public service broadcaster has provided a branded presence from outside its network on its on-demand platform, according to C5. My5 viewers can access a […]

A+E Networks launches Blaze on Virgin TV

A+E Networks UK has today launched entertainment channel, Blaze, on Virgin TV in the UK and Ireland on EPG number 216. Free-to-air factual channel Blaze launched in September 2016 and is available via the Freeview and Freesat platforms in the UK and Ireland and through operators like Sky. “We are very pleased to have secured distribution with Virgin […]

Blaze Italy added to DMC playout platform

Digital Media Centre (DMC) has added A+E Networks-owned channel Blaze Italy to new virtualised playout platform. Blaze, which is available exclusively via Sky in Italy, is the third channel that A+E Networks has managed with DMC in Italy after Crime+Investigation and History. “DMC’s new fully virtualised platform has allowed us to increase our presence in […]

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 […]

A+E Networks taps Simplestream for Blaze TV everywhere

A+E Networks UK has tapped Simplestream to provide TV everywhere distribution services for recently-launched free-to-air channel Blaze. A+E Networks is using Simplestream’s Media Manager SAAS solution for the delivery of live TV, catch-up TV and VOD services to desktop, iOS, Android and fourth-generation Apple TV users. The Simplestream team completed an integration with A+E’s playout […]

A+E Networks takes Blaze to Freesat

A+E Networks UK has extended the distribution of its UK free-to-air channel Blaze by securing a berth for the channel on free-to-view satellite platform Freesat. Blaze is now available to Freesat’s 1.9 million homes. The move comes six weeks after the debut of the channel on free-to-air digital-terrestrial platform Freeview. The deal takes the channel’s […]

A+E starts Blaze on UK Freeview

A+E Networks’ latest channel brand, Blaze, launches in the UK and Ireland next month. The network is planned as A+E’s first global free-to-air channel, but will debut in the UK and Ireland on September 20. It will be carried on the Freeview platform, with Sky Media handling ad sales. It will simultaneously launch as a […]