Bennett exiting History to create production company

History chief Jana Bennett is to leave A+E Networks to create a London- and New York-based production company. A+E CEO Nancy Dubuc told staff Bennett had informed her of the plan to launch a new business earlier this spring. Former BBC Worldwide channels chief Bennett has been with History parent A+E for nearly four years, […]

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 […]

History launches on Magyar Telekom

A+E Networks UK has agreed a distribution deal with Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom for its factual channel History. History is now available to subscribers of Magyar Telekom’s extended basic package, and as part of Magyar Telekom’s TV GO online service. The deal also covers distribution to hotels across Hungary. “We are very pleased to agree […]

UPC Austria boosts catch-up offering

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has added content from A+E Networks’ History channel and A&E to its seven-day catch-up service. The channels join 13th Street, Syfy, Cartoon Network, TNT Serie, Universal Channel, CBS Reality, Extreme Sports Channel, Nickelodeon and JimJam on the catch-up service. Gerald Schwanzer, vice-president of products at the cable operator, said […]

A+E Networks renews Multichoice deal

A+E Networks has renewed its carriage deal for History and Crime + Investigation with Africa’s Multichoice. The deal means the two channels will continue to be distributed via the DStv platform across Sub-Saharan Africa alongside A+E Networks’ Lifetime channel. “The past two years have seen tremendous growth for A+E Networks’ business in Africa. Today’s announcement […]

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 […]

Hulu Japan secures A+E Networks content

  Japanese subscription on-demand service Hulu is bringing an “extensive” catalogue of programming from A+E Networks to its platform. A+E has closed a deal with Hulu’s parent, HJ Holdings, that will see History Channel shows such as Pawn Stars and Counting Cars offered through an exclusive section of Hulu Japan. This will also includes shows from Lifetime, Crime + […]

A+E Networks expands History’s Polish reach

A+E Networks has widened the Polish reach of its factual entertainment channel History, with the rollout today on cable platform Vectra. History will be available on Vectra’s Gold, Platinum and Super HD packages, making it accessible to some 500,000 additional homes in Poland. “Our goal is to deliver great TV content for our customers and […]

Bennett becomes History GM as Hoogstra exits

Dirk Hoogstra’s time with History is over, with Jana Bennett taking over the general manager post at the US cable channel. Hoogstra is credited with some of History’s biggest recent hits including scripted miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, but the channel has suffered significant dips over the past two years. Hoogstra becomes the latest high-ranking executive to leave […]

A+E Networks UK ups Job

A+E Networks UK has promoted Rachel Job to director of programming for cable net History, DTVE sister title TBI has learned. Job was previously head of acquisitions and commissions for A+E Networks UK. In her new role she will oversee all commissioning and acquisitions for History and its sister net H2 (formerly Military History) across […]