History Channel

History channel rebranded as Sky History in UK

A+E Networks UK and Sky are to rebrand the History channel in the UK as Sky History this spring. The two companies have run the channel as a joint venture for 25 years, and say that Sky History will have further investment in locally commissioned original programming in 2020 and beyond. The additional titles will […]

A&E Networks poses an old question: Why Does Everyone Hate the English?

A&E UK and the History Channel are putting out a new, 5×60’ series this autumn asking why the English appear to be disliked by their neighbours? The show, Why Does Everyone Hate the English? is presented by comedian Al Murray, and will see Murray partner with a local comedian and proud patriot (Antoine de Caunes […]

History Channel’s Stephen Mintz joins Truly Original

Truly Original has hired Stephen Mintz as VP for programming & development. Mintz will join the creative team led by EVP of programming, Lauren Eskelin, and EVP of development, Bryan Hale. He will work across a slate of long-running franchises including The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Ink Master and Vanity Fair Confidential. Steven Weinstock and […]

Crime + Investigation to launch in Portugal

A+E Networks and AMC Networks have launched their Crime + Investigation channel in Portugal exclusively via operator NOS. The network is a joint venture between AMC Networks International-Iberia and A+E Networks and will be available on NOS channel 113. “Thanks to NOS, we are proud to offer widely recognised programming on an international level to […]

Hulu Japan takes A+E content SVOD rights

Japanese subscription on-demand service Hulu is bringing an “extensive” catalogue of programming from A+E Networks to its platform. A+E has closed a deal with Hulu’s parent, HJ Holdings, that will see History Channel shows such as Pawn Stars and Counting Cars offered through an exclusive section of Hulu Japan. This will also includes shows from […]

Endemol Shine’s Storie booked in for Muse

Tut producer Muse Entertainment has hired Lydia Storie to become VP, development at its LA arm. Storie (pictured) was most recently director of development for Endemol Shine Studios’ scripted pod division Additional Dialogue, where she oversaw a slate of cable development projects and secured book titles for the slate. She will now join Muse Entertainment […]

A+E to rebrand H2 as Vice

Having ploughed US$250 million into Vice Media last year, A+E Networks is now retooling one of its own cable channels under the Vice brand. US reports claim H2 will be rebranded as Vice, which marks the first time Vice has had a linear broadcast channel. Vice has been seeking to launch a cable channel to […]

Amazon kids show lands at Discovery Asia

Amazon’s original children’s show Annedroids has sold to Discovery Kids Asia. Picture Box Distribution has closed the deal for the Sinking Ship Entertainment show (pictured). Science-themed Annedroids launched on Amazon Prime Instant Video earlier this year as one of the three of the SVOD service’s debut original children’s programmes. Discovery Kids Asia’s factual counterpart has […]

Foxtel’s History Channel buys BBC Worldwide war fare

History Channel in Australia has acquired a package of BBC Worldwide programming to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1. Included in the 66-hour package is Royal Cousins at War, a two-part BBC Two series about the roles of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilheim and King George V of […]

News brief: ProSieben cuts Timber Kings deal

German channel ProSieben has acquired Paperny Entertainment-produced unscripted series Timber Kings from Passion Distribution. The 10x60mins series will go out on the ProSiebenMaxx channel and VOD platform Maxdome along with another new Passion show, season two of Weather Channel series Prospectors. Passion has also made other deals in Germany. It has sold 53 hours to […]