A&E Networks

Foxtel Group & A+E Networks expand factual partnership

Australia’s Foxtel Group has expanded its partnership with US multinational A+E Networks, inking a multi-year deal to bring documentary and reality programming and films to its platforms. The agreement includes exclusive premieres of content from Crime & Investigation, The History Channel, A&E and Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) for Foxtel, Foxtel Now and streaming service Binge, […]

A+E buys into Newen’s Canadian prodco Reel One

A+E Networks has taken a 35% stake in Reel One Entertainment, the Canadian producer-distributor owned by French group Newen. The deal, which will see Newen remain the majority owner of the firm, is designed to help Reel One to expand production and distribution in North America, as well as increasing more TV content. Reel One, which […]

UK’s Particle 6 hires A+E, Disney alum for US expansion

UK-based Particle 6 Productions has appointed former A+E Networks exec Raj Kalra to a newly created role focused on expanding into the US. Kalra becomes VP of content & US distribution strategy at Particle 6, with a remit to oversee the company’s expansion Stateside across scripted and unscripted. He reports into Eline Van Der Velden, […]

Appointments round-up: Fremantle ups Di Mondo; A+E promotes Jurado; Cineflix hires Sonia Hosko

Fremantle International has promoted Michela Di Mondo to EVP of distribution and sales for Canada. In her new role, Di Mondo, who already serves as head of Fremantle’s Canadian office, will continue to focus on local adaptations of global formats, finished tape sales, brand integrations of co-productions in both English and French Canada. Fremantle describes […]

A+E promotes Christopher Barry to EVP of financial & business planning

A+E Networks has rejigged its senior channel distribution and content sales team by promoting Christopher Barry. Barry becomes EVP of financial and business planning, a remit that covers distribution, global content sales across international and digital, as well as ad sales. He reports into Art Vomvas, EVP of finance and business planning, to whom Barry will continue […]

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, […]

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