A+E makes History in Russia

A+E-owned channel History is launching in Russia today. History and its HD sister channel have gone live on the NTV+ platform and will roll out on Rostelecom before the end of the year. The channel’s line-up includes the Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars, American Pickers and American Restoration franchises and has moved into original scripted […]

BSkyB adds 14 channels to Sky Go

BSkyB has added 14 entertainment channels to its Sky Go mobile TV service. New channels on the service include MTV, with Geordie Shore available on demand, Comedy Central, offering shows including South Park, UKTV channels Gold, Watch, Dave, Good Food, Eden and Alibi, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, and History, including […]

VuTV signs up partners for Freeview streaming service

A new UK pay-TV streaming service for Freeview viewers, VuTV, has signed deals A+E Networks, Viacom, and Turner Broadcasting ahead of its launch this autumn. The agreements will make channels like Comedy Central, Bio, MTV, CNN, History, Crime & Investigation, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito available to VuTV users via web-connected Freeview HD boxes. […]

LoveFilm gets Vikings series ahead of TV

Amazon’s on-demand service LoveFilm has bought Vikings in a deal that means the hit drama series will be available on its streaming service ahead of linear TV. The series is produced and distributed by MGM and aired on History in the US as the cable net continues to push into scripted programming. LoveFilm has exclusive […]

Dubuc named as new A+E Network CEO

Nancy Dubuc has become just the third CEO in A+E Network’s history, with former incumbent Abbe Raven moving up to a new role as chairman. Dubuc, previously president of entertainment and media and credited with overseeing the highest rated cable series ever in History’s Hatfields and McCoys, will also become A+E president. She will oversee […]

Record year for A+E Networks UK

A+E Networks UK’s History and Bio UK channels recorded their highest-rating year ever in 2012. History saw its overall ratings up 35%. Bio saw its ratings for the past 12 months up 34% on the previous year. Internationally, History in Poland saw ratings grow by 219% on the previous year, while in South Africa, ratings […]

History expands in Hungary

A+E’s History channel has expanded in Hungary following a carriage deal with Digi. The joint venture channel between A+E and BSkyB has launched on Digi’s cable and DTH platforms. Viewers are able to watch series including Pawn Stars, Ice Road Truckers and Mankind The Story of All of Us. Tom Davidson, managing director at A+E […]

RCS & RDS makes History in Romania

A+E Networks’ History channel has launched on the RCS & RDS, the largest pay TV platform in Romania. “Extending the reach of History to new audiences in eastern and central Europe is a continuing priority for us,” said Tom Davidson, managing director at A+E Networks UK, which manages the distribution of the channel across most […]

History stakes its claim to be growth leader

History has laid a claim to be the fastest growing pay TV channel in the key western European markets of the UK, Italy and Spain in the first quarter. The A+E Networks-owned channel grew its ratings by 65% year-on-year in the primetime 18-plus demographic, compared with growth of 35% last year. In Italy the channel […]

History expands in Romania with Romtelecom

A&E Networks’ History channel is expanding in Romania with a launch on Romtelecom’s IPTV and DTH platforms. History will be available to Romtelecom subscribers on its DTH and IPTV Extra and Maxim packages. The channel is programmed and operated in Romania by AETN UK, a joint venture between A&E Networks and UK pay TV operator […]