A&E Networks

Lifetime unscripted head Gena McCarthy exits A+E cablenet

Lifetime’s EVP & head of programming for unscripted Gena McCarthy is leaving the A+E Networks-owned network after more than a decade with the company. McCarthy, who was also head of programming for A+E stablemate FYI, joined Lifetime as SVP of reality & alternative in 2010 and been behind shows including Dance Moms and Project Runway […]

A+E Networks ups veteran Liz Soriano to SVP of int’l programming

A+E Networks has promoted long-standing exec Liz Soriano to an expanded role overseeing content strategies for the company around the world. Soriano, who has been with Disney and Hearst-backed A+E for more than 30 years, becomes SVP of international programming and gains oversight of all of the company’s global programming services to its linear and digital […]

LA-based Principal Media hires Gary Rosenson & GRB alum Melanie Torres

LA-based distributor Principal Media has named industry veteran Gary Rosenson as its CEO, while former GRB Entertainment and A+E Networks exec Melanie Torres has been appointed to oversee global sales. Rosenson most recently founded and ran GR Media Advisors and before that was president of global television at Playboy Enterprises, focused on distribution and marketing […]

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 […]

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