A&E Networks

A+E’s History orders Morgan Freeman-fronted prison break doc series

A+E  Networks-owned History channel has commissioned a new 6 x 60-minute factual series exploring some of the greatest prison breaks of all time, hosted and executive produced by actor Morgan Freeman. The series, which has the working title of Great Escapes With Morgan Freeman, is being produced by Freeman and Lori McCreary’s company Revelations Entertainment, […]

A+E launches social reform campaign

US-based A+E Networks has launched Voices Magnified, a multi-platform campaign including special programmes and short form videos that will address issues of equality and social reform in the country. The campaign will launch with a one-hour special, Voices Magnified: Policing In America, on 30 August on A&E. Narrated by actor Laurence Fishburne, the programme will […]

Lifetime commits to huge ‘Married At First Sight’ deal in US

US cablenet Lifetime has made one of its largest ever commitments by ordering six further seasons of Red Arrow Studios’ format Married At First Sight (MAFS), as well as two spin-offs from the show. The six-season run of Married At First Sight will again be produced by Love Is Blind prodco Kinetic Content and will […]

eOne joins A+E in dropping physical presence from MIPCOM

Canada-based multinational Entertainment One (eOne) has become the latest company to pull out of attending the physical MIPCOM 2020 event due to concerns about Covid-19. Hasbro-owned eOne is, however, understood to instead be making alternative plans for an online presence, details of which have not yet been revealed. The news, first reported by C21, follows […]

Ozzy Osbourne and Epstein docs on A+E Networks’ new slate

US-based A+E Networks has today launched 380 hours of new programming, across a wide variety of genres, for worldwide distribution, in its June 2020 Global Content Sales catalog. Among them are proven ratings hits from US channels A&E, History and Lifetime, as well as content from the company’s international channels. “We have a lot of […]

China’s iQiyi goes global with A+E Network’s first Korean drama

A+E Networks has unveiled its first foray into Korean drama with an adaptation of a hit webtoon, with a local broadcaster and streamers picking up rights to the series. Backstreet Rookie will debut simultaneously later this month on Korean network SBS and SVOD U-Next in Japan, while China-based streamer iQiyi will offer the show globally […]

A&E pulls hit cop show ‘Live PD’ in wake of George Floyd killing

US cabler A&E has cancelled its hit unscripted police series Live PD, a week after pulling the show from its schedule in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody. Producer Big Fish Entertainment had recently been handed a commission for another 160 episodes of the prominent US reality cop show but the […]

A+E picks up crime series from ‘Live PD’ host

A+E Networks has pre-bought a new crime series from Live PD host Dan Abrams’ US-based outfit Law & Crime Productions and the Justice Network to air on its Crime + Investigation channels across its EMEA territories. The 10 x 60-minute series Killer Cases will air on the channel in countries including the UK, Italy, Iberia, […]

Roku unveils new ‘live TV guide’ and slew of channels from A+E, ABC

Ad-supported streamer Roku is moving further to replicate live TV by launching an on-screen channel guide and expanding its roster of curated networks in the US. Roku, which launched AVOD service the Roku Channel in the UK last month, has rolled out channels covering an array of genres including lifestyle, kids, news and sports. Offerings […]

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