A&E Networks


Disney in talks to sell A+E stake to Hearst

Disney is in talks to sell off part of its stake in A+E Networks to Hearst, its joint venture partner for the network group. The Mouse is looking to sell off its interest in five European cable channels that are part of A+E Networks to the publishing and entertainment company, according to Variety. The news […]

Disney nabs European Commission approval for Fox deal with conditions

Disney has secured European Commission approval for its acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business on condition that it sells off its interest in factual channels controlled by A+E Networks. A+E Networks – a joint venture between Disney and Hearst – operates History, H2,Crime & Investigation, Blaze and Lifetime. The EC’s investigation into the merger found that […]

A+E promotes Heather Jones for EMEA

A+E Networks has upped general manager for A+E Networks UK, Heather Jones, to senior VP of content and creative for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In her expanded role, Jones will provide strategic direction and management support across the A+E Networks EMEA operations, while retaining her UK management responsibilities. Reporting to EMEA managing […]

A+E Networks to launch week-long Crime + Investigation event

A+E Networks is to launch Twisted Faith, its first primetime week-long programming event for Crime + Investigation. The seven-day block will feature a line-up of original content, new season premieres of continuing series and locally produced long- and short-form content. It kicks off on November 18. Twisted Faith focuses on cults and troubled faith groups around […]

A+E to launch scripted title Project Blue Book globally

A+E Networks is set to launch its latest scripted series Project Blue Book at MIPCOM with the drama’s cast and showrunner to appear in Cannes. Executive produced by Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis, the series is set for a US premiere this winter on History. Project Blue Book showrunner, executive producer and writer Sean Jablonski will […]

A&E’s Royal Wedding TV movie racks up 30 deals

With just a few days to go before the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (May 19), A+E Networks has revealed that more than 30 broadcasters have acquired its TV movie, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance. Following sales of the 2-hour TV movie to the likes of Channel 5 (UK) and TF1 (France) last […]

Vice confirms Dubuc will replace Smith as CEO

Vice Media’s CEO Shane Smith has confirmed A+E Networks’ Nancy Dubuc will succeed him at youth-skewed media brand, calling them a “modern day Bonnie and Clyde” partnership. Smith (pictured right) is to transition to executive chairman when Dubuc (below left) takes up her new role as CEO after leaving cable channels group A+E in April. […]

Dubuc ‘set for Vice’ after A+E exit

Nancy Dubuc is leaving her post as president and CEO of A+E Networks and is set to replace Shane Smith as chief executive of Vice Media. A+E’s chairman emeritus and former CEO, Abbe Raven, will return as acting chair while a replacement is found, with Dubuc (pictured right) leaving her post on April 16. It […]

A+E launches first int’l digital studio in Singapore

A+E Networks has begun rolling out digital studios outside of the US, under the A+E Digital International initiative, with its first launch in Singapore. The prodco’s full-service, integrated creative and content creation units will specialise in producing original short- and mid-form digital content themed around network brands and those of its partners. In Asia, these […]

Liz Gateley exits Lifetime as pair rise

Lifetime’s head of programming, Liz Gateley, is leaving the A+E Networks-owned US channel to focus on her family. As a result, Tanya Lopez has been promoted to executive VP of movies, limited series and original movie acquisitions and Gena McCarthy becomes EVP and head of programming for Lifetime Unscripted and head of programming for FYI. […]

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