A&E Networks

Amazon hires HBO & A+E veterans for senior Prime Video & Freevee roles

Amazon has appointed HBO Asia veteran David Simonsen as director of Southeast Asia for its Prime Video SVOD service and also hired A+E Networks’ Edward Guerron as senior content acquisition manager for the UK & Germany for its AVOD sibling Freevee. Singapore-based Simonsen joins Amazon after almost 15 years as SVP of business development at […]

C4 takes History Channel’s ‘Alone’ into UK, orders new Studio Lambert reality show

Channel 4 (C4) in the UK has commissioned a local version of History Channel’s survival show Alone and a new social experiment format from The Circle prodco, Studio Lambert, among a swathe of new programming. ITV Studios-owned The Garden will make the first UK version of Alone, which will see ten contestants dropped into the remote Northern […]

History Channel expands ‘Alone’ franchise with two spin-off shows

The History Channel is expanding its survival reality franchise Alone, with orders for two new spin-off shows – Alone: The Skills Challenge and Alone: Frozen. Both shows will be produced by ITV America label Leftfield Pictures, with the 12-part Alone: The Skills Challenge, which launches 4 August, following three former Alone participants as they compete […]

Exclusive: Canal+ rebuilds doc offer after deal with A+E Planète+ ends

France’s Canal+ Group is rebuilding its documentary offer following the launch of premium channel Canal+ Docs in September, the company has said here at Sunny Side of the Doc. Planète+ was previously the pay-TV group’s diversified documentary channel and, in its new guise as Canal+ Doc, is now refocusing as a history channel, targeting civilisation […]

A+E, Amazon, Banijay and Warner Bros. Discovery join Coded For Inclusion initiative

A+E Networks, Amazon Studios, Banijay Americas and Warner Bros. Discovery have signed on to support and participate in Coded For Inclusion, an initiative that uses the hiring platform Staff Me Up to place more diverse job seekers into Hollywood production roles. The initiative was launched last year to address diversity shortcomings in Hollywood, by civil rights advocacy group […]

A+E hires Legendary TV’s VP of global distribution & co-productions

A+E Networks has hired a Legendary Television exec to work across its distribution efforts, with a remit that includes oversight of FAST channels. Carlos Sanchez becomes SVP of digital distribution for global content sales and will focus on securing licensing agreements for A+E’s library of scripted and non-scripted programming to SVOD and AVOD platforms. His team […]

Blue Ant Media brings A+E Networks’ ‘Hoarders’ to Canada in first int’l adaptation

Canada’s Blue Ant Media has commissioned a local version of Hoarders for its specialty channel Makeful, marking the first-ever international adaptation of the A+E Networks reality format. Hoarders: Canada will be produced by Blue Ant-owned prodco Saloon Media and will follow a team of experts as they tackle some of Canada’s most challenging hoards, giving viewers […]

A+E Networks hires Sony exec as VP of EMEA sales

A+E Networks has appointed Dr Kerstin Gühne as VP of global content sales for EMEA. Reporting to Patrick Vien, group MD of global content sales, London-based Gühne will oversee distribution of A+E’s content library across all platforms including linear, AVOD, and SVOD throughout German-speaking Europe and Turkey. Gühne joins A+E Networks following a 15-year tenure […]

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