A&E Networks


A+E’s ‘Seven Year Switch’ heads to Italy, Finland

A+E Networks is set to take its social experiment format Seven Year Switch to Italy and Finland. Local productions of Seven Year Switch will premiere 11 March on Fox Life in Italy and Nelonen in Finland, joining Seven Network Australia, Antena 3 Spain, RTL4 Netherlands, C4 UK and Lifetime US, which have already aired the […]

A+E set for Damian Lewis-fronted doc

A+E Networks and A+E Networks UK have partnered on factual co-pro Damian Lewis: Spy Wars. Featuring Lewis in his first docu-drama role, this 8 x 60-minute factual series will reveal the remarkable true stories behind some of the most gripping and important international spy operations of the last forty years. The series, produced by Alaska […]

NATPE: History gives Jesus docudrama the premium treatment

The high-end drama boom is having a knock-on effect on docudramas, according to Nutopia boss Jane Root, who says premium drama levels have “pushed up” production values on shows such as the factual producer’s forthcoming History series Jesus: His Life. Told from the perspectives of eight people close to Jesus, including his mother Mary and […]

A+E promotes Ascher for Originals banner

A+E Networks has promoted Steve Ascher to SVP of production and development for its Originals banner. Launched over a year ago, A+E Originals focuses on unscripted content creation across premium series, specials and documentaries for A+E’s portfolio of channels, including A&E, History and Lifetime. A+E Originals currently has more than 60 hours of content in […]

A+E Networks hires Sky Vision scripted exec for co-pro drive

A+E Networks International has hired Moreyba Bidessie as director of scripted development and sales as part of a push into international co-productions. Based in London, the former Sky Vision exec is charged with developing the scripted acquisitions strategy to complement the current slate of original scripted projects from A+E Studios with new international co-productions. A+E […]

Disney in talks to sell A+E stake to Hearst

Disney is in talks to sell off part of its stake in A+E Networks to Hearst, its joint venture partner for the network group. The Mouse is looking to sell off its interest in five European cable channels that are part of A+E Networks to the publishing and entertainment company, according to Variety. The news […]

Disney nabs European Commission approval for Fox deal with conditions

Disney has secured European Commission approval for its acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business on condition that it sells off its interest in factual channels controlled by A+E Networks. A+E Networks – a joint venture between Disney and Hearst – operates History, H2,Crime & Investigation, Blaze and Lifetime. The EC’s investigation into the merger found that […]

A+E promotes Heather Jones for EMEA

A+E Networks has upped general manager for A+E Networks UK, Heather Jones, to senior VP of content and creative for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In her expanded role, Jones will provide strategic direction and management support across the A+E Networks EMEA operations, while retaining her UK management responsibilities. Reporting to EMEA managing […]

A+E Networks to launch week-long Crime + Investigation event

A+E Networks is to launch Twisted Faith, its first primetime week-long programming event for Crime + Investigation. The seven-day block will feature a line-up of original content, new season premieres of continuing series and locally produced long- and short-form content. It kicks off on November 18. Twisted Faith focuses on cults and troubled faith groups around […]

A+E to launch scripted title Project Blue Book globally

A+E Networks is set to launch its latest scripted series Project Blue Book at MIPCOM with the drama’s cast and showrunner to appear in Cannes. Executive produced by Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis, the series is set for a US premiere this winter on History. Project Blue Book showrunner, executive producer and writer Sean Jablonski will […]

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