A&E Networks

Sales round-up: A+E takes ‘Spouse On Strike’; Global Agency takes Japanese cookery show global; Banijay welcomes ‘Charlie and Lola’

A+E takes Spouse On Strike A+E Networks has acquired international distribution rights to Spouse On Strike (aka Wife On Strike). The factual entertainment format is from Proper Content and is beign produced for Paramount’s Channel 5 in the UK. It explores modern domestic life, with A+E selling the completed six-episode series and format rights worldwide. […]

Canada’s Bell Media hires A+E alum Sean Cohan as president, Wade Oosterman to retire

Canada’s Bell Media has hired former A+E Networks and Wheelhouse exec Sean Cohan as its president, following the retirement of Wade Oosterman. Cohan will lead the broadcaster’s networks, which include CTV, and its streaming service Crave. He will also join the board of telecoms parent BCE from 1 November, with Oosterman departing after almost two […]

A+E Networks names veteran Mark Garner to lead global FAST channel push

A+E Networks has named veteran exec Mark Garner to the newly created position of EVP & head of global FAST channels, as the company looks to bolster its operations. Garner, who has been at A+E for 23 years, will accelerate the Disney and Hearst-owned company’s FAST business internationally and extend its reach in the US. […]

A+E reshuffles Lifetime as EVP & head of programming Amy Winter exits

A+E Networks has rejigged its senior programming team following the exit of Amy Winter. The EVP & head of programming at Lifetime told staff yesterday she was leaving he company to focus on a “new path” combining business and entertainment. She had joined the network in 2020 and was based in New York, having previously […]

A+E Networks reorganises exec team as MD in Asia Saugato Banerjee departs

A+E Networks’ MD in Asia, Saugato ‘Shoggy’ Banerjee, is stepping down at the end of September with his exit prompting a reorganisation of the company’s regional senior team. Banerjee joined A+E in 2011 and took up his most recent role in 2019, with a remit that covered the company’s operations across South East Asia, North […]

Spending squeeze drives ‘value for money’ commissions & copros as ‘Citadel’ franchise raises questions

Streamer spending cuts are fuelling a deeper shift into “value for money” programming and coproductions that can target global audiences, while Amazon is looking to expand its franchise strategy following the launch of big budget drama Citadel. Production companies have faced a barrage of headwinds over the past six months as global streamers overhauled commissioning […]

A+E unveils factual slate, incl Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman & Workerbee’s Janet Jackson shows

A+E Networks has commissioned a swathe of new unscripted programming for Lifetime, History Channel and A&E, including titles from Hollywood stars Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner and Bradley Cooper. Headed to History Channel is a new eight-part docuseries, Keven Costner’s The West (working title), hosted and executive produced by the Yellowstone star, alongside historian Doris Kearns […]

A+E Networks hires Turner & CBS alum for global sales

A+E Networks has hired Turner & CBS alum Deborah K Bradley to the newly created position of EVP of global content sales. Bradley will oversee the team responsible for licensing original and existing content to A+E Networks’ global streaming partners and all U.S. linear and non-linear platforms. Based in Atlanta and reporting to Mark Garner, […]

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