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A&E greenlights ‘Biography’ doc specials on Farrah Fawcett, JFK Jr.

A&E has greenlit documentary specials for its rebooted ‘Biography’ banner on Farrah Fawcett and John F. Kennedy Jr. (pictured, left) from A+E Originals and Red Arrow’s Left/Right, respectively.  The two-hour-long specials mark the anniversaries of Fawcett and Kennedy’s deaths and include new footage and exclusive interviews with those who were close to them. Biography: Farrah […]

A&E greenlights ‘Live Rescue’ from Big Fish

A&E is heading back into the live arena with doc series Live Rescue from the producers of Live PD. MGM-owned Big Fish Entertainment is to produce the event series following first responders and parademics in action across the US. It will be hosted by journalist Ashleigh Banfield, who most recently hosted Primetime Justice on CNN sister […]

Robert Zemeckis’ Project Blue Book smashes A+E viewing records

A+E’s History drama Project Blue Book grossed 3.1m total viewers for its premiere last night, making it the most-watched scripted series premiere in six years. The company says the premiere telecast alone became the network’s most-watched scripted series premiere since the March 2013 premiere of hit series Vikings. In addition, A+E says the premiere was […]

Brent Montgomery taps A+E’s Sean Cohan for Wheelhouse

Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment has hired 15-year veteran of A+E Networks Sean Cohan as its new president. Cohan will work closely with Montgomery and Wheelhouse’s chief strategy officer Ed Simpson. He will remain with A+E Networks through the end of 2018 to manage a smooth transition for the company and its global leadership team. He […]

A&E expands Nightwatch across the US

A&E Network is set to expand its hit US series Nightwatch into Nightwatch Nation, a new nonfiction series from executive producer Dick Wolf and 44 Blue Productions. The series will now follows emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in additional cities in the US including Yonkers, New York, Austin, Texas, Tucson, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Previously, […]

A+E appoints Scripps exec as MD for Southeast Asia & Australia

A+E Networks has appointed Scripps Network’s Leena Singarajah (pictured) as managing director for Southeast Asia and Australia, as Alan Hodges departs as managing director of Asia-Pacific. Singarajah will be joined by Saugato Banerjee who will become managing director for North Asia. The duo will report to Edward Sabin, executive managing director, international at A+E Networks. […]

Vice confirms Vivendi’s Delport as int’l chief

Vice has confirmed that it has appointed former Vivendi Content head Dominique Delport as its president of international and chief revenue officer. News first emerged of the company’s intentions to hire Delport earlier this month. It has now been confirmed that Delport will report directly to Nancy Dubuc, who recently moved over to Vice as […]

NBCU has ‘best US skinny bundle’ networks

NBCUniversal networks were the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five channels groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they would […]

A+E strikes wide-ranging programming deal with Verizon

A+E Networks has scored a programming output deal with US telco and digital business Verizon. This will see shows such as Knightfall, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath and Live PD playing on various Verizon platforms, which include Yahoo and AOL (now known collectively as Oath). Verizon Fios customers will be able to access content […]

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