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 Networks UK renews channels deal with TalkTalk

A+E Networks UK will continue to distribute its pay channel brands via TalkTalk after renewing its carriage deal with the UK operator. The long-term carriage deal covers the History, Crime + Investigation, H2 and Lifetime brands, which are available in TalkTalk’s ‘Entertainment Boost’ package alongside channels like Fox, Sky One, MTV and Comedy Central. “We’re […]

A+E Networks UK appoints scheduling boss

A+E Networks UK has appointed former UKTV executive Dom Wilkins as head of scheduling, History UK and H2.   Wilkins is due to take up his new role on July 17 and will report to Dan Korn, VP of programming at A+E Networks UK. He joins from UKTV, where he was programming manager for digital TV […]

H2 launches on Get in Norway

Norwegian cable and IPTV provider Get will now carry factual channel H2 after extending its distribution deal with A+E Networks UK. H2 will be available free-of-charge to all Get’s customers on channel number 53 until the end of September. After that, it will be offered as an optional channel in Get’s Start and Family package, […]

A+E Networks UK extends BT deal

A+E Networks UK has signed a new carriage deal with BT TV, in a move that will see new HD channels for Lifetime and H2 launch later this year. Under the new partnership, Lifetime will move to BT’s basic pay package, ‘Entertainment Starter’. The deal also secures the long-term availability on BT of A+E’s channel […]

A+E Networks launches on Orange TV in Poland

A+E Networks is expanding the Polish footprint of factual entertainment channels after striking a deal with Orange TV. History, Lifetime, Crime+Investigation and H2 are all now available on Orange TV’s newly-launched IPTV service in Poland. History is available on Orange’s Optimal, Rich and Max packages, while Lifetime, Crime+Investigation and H2 sit within Rich and Max […]

Vice’s ‘Viceland’ to replace A+E’s H2 in US

A+E Networks and Vice Media have confirmed reports that the pair will launch a Vice-branded channel as a joint venture. The new 24-hour youth-oriented channel, provisionally titled Viceland, is expected to launch early next year and will replace A+E Networks’ existing H2 service. The channel will be available in about 70 million homes at launch. […]

Vice-branded A+E channel due next year

The planned rebranding of A+E Networks’ H2 channel as a Vice Media-branded proposition is expected to happen early next year. According to various US reports, an announcement confirming a cable network that will be carried in 70 million homes is due today. The plan came to the fore after A+E invested US$250 million in youth […]

A+E deal with Liberty Global will see two new HD channels in UK

A+E Networks has secured an extended distribution deal with Liberty Global that will seen the launch of two new HD simulcast channels in the UK. The long-term pan-European carriage deal covers A+E Networks’ UK channels on Liberty Global platforms in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Under […]

H2 launches through Telekom Srbija

A+E Networks has launched factual entertainment channel H2 on Serbia’s largest IPTV platform, Telekom Srbija mts TV. A+E Networks said the new deal will bring H2 to more than 300,000 homes in Serbia, with the channel to sit alongside sister channel History, which first launched in the Serbia in 2008. “We are pleased to partner […]