A&E Networks


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 […]

A+E’s ‘Seven Year Switch’ heads to Italy, Finland

A+E Networks is set to take its social experiment format Seven Year Switch to Italy and Finland. Local productions of Seven Year Switch will premiere 11 March on Fox Life in Italy and Nelonen in Finland, joining Seven Network Australia, Antena 3 Spain, RTL4 Netherlands, C4 UK and Lifetime US, which have already aired the […]

A+E set for Damian Lewis-fronted doc

A+E Networks and A+E Networks UK have partnered on factual co-pro Damian Lewis: Spy Wars. Featuring Lewis in his first docu-drama role, this 8 x 60-minute factual series will reveal the remarkable true stories behind some of the most gripping and important international spy operations of the last forty years. The series, produced by Alaska […]

NATPE: History gives Jesus docudrama the premium treatment

The high-end drama boom is having a knock-on effect on docudramas, according to Nutopia boss Jane Root, who says premium drama levels have “pushed up” production values on shows such as the factual producer’s forthcoming History series Jesus: His Life. Told from the perspectives of eight people close to Jesus, including his mother Mary and […]

A+E promotes Ascher for Originals banner

A+E Networks has promoted Steve Ascher to SVP of production and development for its Originals banner. Launched over a year ago, A+E Originals focuses on unscripted content creation across premium series, specials and documentaries for A+E’s portfolio of channels, including A&E, History and Lifetime. A+E Originals currently has more than 60 hours of content in […]

A+E Networks hires Sky Vision scripted exec for co-pro drive

A+E Networks International has hired Moreyba Bidessie as director of scripted development and sales as part of a push into international co-productions. Based in London, the former Sky Vision exec is charged with developing the scripted acquisitions strategy to complement the current slate of original scripted projects from A+E Studios with new international co-productions. A+E […]

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