A&E Networks


Lifetime orders R. Kelly ‘Aftermath’ special, develops Jeffrey Epstein film

Lifetime has ordered a four-hour follow-up special to its Emmy-nominated series Surviving R. Kelly alongside a doc on New York financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged with running a sex trafficking ring earlier this month.  The A+E Networks-owned channel has greenlit Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath, which will feature interviews with survivors, psychologists and experts […]

A+E’s Crime+Investigation launches in German-speaking markets

A+E Networks’ true crime channel has expanded its European footprint, launching in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  Crime+Investigation, which will launch with regular programmes as well as local commissions, will be available in 4m households via pay-TV platforms Sky, Telekom, Vodafone, Unitymedia, 1 & 1, M7, UPC (Switzerland and Austria), Teleclub, Content4TV, SuisseDigital, A1, Liwest and 3. […]

A+E’s Ed Sabin steps down, Patrick Vien promoted

A+E Networks’ co-executive MD of international Edward Sabin (pictured) is stepping down from his position, with Patrick Vien – who had shared the role with the former Discovery exec – being promoted. Vien becomes group MD of international and will be responsible for A+E’s global portfolio and businesses based out of New York, reporting into […]

Pop TV orders comedy from American Pie’s Adam Herz

CBS-owned US network Pop TV has ordered an eight-part coming-of-age comedy series from American Pie scribe Adam Herz. Best Intentions is being produced by A+E Studios with Propagate Content and will go into production in the autumn. The show revolves around a kind-hearted but painfully awkward single father whose hapless efforts to woo a fellow […]

A&E greenlights ‘Biography’ doc specials on Farrah Fawcett, JFK Jr.

A&E has greenlit documentary specials for its rebooted ‘Biography’ banner on Farrah Fawcett and John F. Kennedy Jr. (pictured, left) from A+E Originals and Red Arrow’s Left/Right, respectively.  The two-hour-long specials mark the anniversaries of Fawcett and Kennedy’s deaths and include new footage and exclusive interviews with those who were close to them. Biography: Farrah […]

A+E strikes formats and co-pro deal with Korea’s JTBC

A+E Networks has expanded its relationship with JTBC, signing a new formats representation and co-production agreement with the Korean broadcaster. As part of the deal, A+E Networks will exclusively represent the format rights to key programmes from JTBC’s library catalogue as well as its upcoming line-up. The JTBC titles to be represented by A+E Networks […]

History Play launches in UK and Germany on Amazon Channels

Amazon has added the A+E Networks’ History Play streaming service to its line-up of Prime Video Channels in the UK, Germany and Austria, marking the first time the service has been available in the three countries. Prime members will gain access to History Play with an add-on subscription of £3.99 ($5) in the UK and €3.99 ($4.50) […]

Apple hires A+E’s Molly Thompson to head documentaries

Apple has hired A+E Networks veteran Molly Thompson as its head of documentaries. Thompson founded A+E’s feature film banner, A&E IndieFilms, in 2003 – a unit that has commissioned, acquired and backed a variety of award-winning docs such as The September Issue, Jesus Camp and The Tillman Story. Thompson’s recent exec producer credits include Matt […]

A+E takes ‘UnReal’ format to India

India’s Applause Entertainment has acquired A+E Network’s UnReal format for adaptation. The agreement marks the first international deal for the critically acclaimed series and the first scripted format from A+E Networks to be acquired for an official Indian adaptation. Applause will produce one 10-episode season locally with format production consultation from A+E, with an option […]

A+E Networks Int’l greenlights first scripted co-production

A+E Networks International has greenlit its first scripted co-production with crime drama Miss Scarlet And The Duke. Richard Tulk-Hart, MD of international content sales and co-productions, unveiled the programme, which was revealed to be in development late last year, at the Series Mania drama festival in Lille, France. Created by Grantchester writer Rachael New, who will […]

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