History


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 […]

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 […]

History to investigate Grenfell Tower tragedy

History in the UK will investigate tragic events that changed Britain such as the Grenfell Tower fire in a new six-part series. James Nesbitt: Disasters That Changed Britain will debut on the A+E Networks pay TV in early 2018, with the eponymous Nesbitt (Cold Feet, Lucky Man) presenting. Each self-contained episode will deal with a […]

Leading US nets join SVOD streamer

A+E Networks, Discovery, AMC Networks and Viacom are among the major US broadcast groups confirming they will put channels on a new, factual- and entertainment-focused live TV streaming service. The new service, Philo, will be priced at US$16 a month, and will offer live TV streaming, DVR services and on-demand programming. It will have more […]

Silverlining hires ex-History UK exec as acquisitions head

UK factual company Silverlining has appointed Rachel Job, former director of programming for A+E Networks’ History and H2 channels, to the newly created role of director of acquisitions. Effective immediately, Job’s responsibilities will be based in London where she will source content for Silverlining’s distribution business and work alongside founder Bethan Corney to broker coproduction […]

History greenlights Bill Clinton scripted drama

A+E’s History has ordered a six-episode scripted drama series titled The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton, the first of an annual presidential miniseries strand first announced in March. Based on Peter Baker’s New York Times bestseller, The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton, the series will be executive produced […]

Ex-MTV exec joins A+E as Sharenow rises

Former MTV development chief Eli Lehrer has joined A+E Networks, as A&E channel chief Rob Sharenow rises to a programming president position. Lehrer will return to A+E as executive VP of programming at History, with Sharenow overseeing the US cable network as president of programming of the wider group. Sharenow is now control of all […]

CEE broadcaster bags A+E’s Knightfall

Central and Eastern European broadcaster SPI / Filmbox has acquired A+E Networks’ period action drama Knightfall and German crime series Einstein. Knightfall, originally for History and from A+E Studios, chronicles the adventures of the Knights Templar. The scripted series also counts The Combine and Midnight Radio as coproducers and has Dominic Minghella and Jeremy Renner […]

A+E buys NBCU out of German JV

A+E Networks is to acquire full control of its German joint venture, as it continues to consolidate its international operations. The deal will see NBCUniversal International Networks stepping back from A+E Networks Germany after a twelve-year joint venture. A+E Networks Germany operates the History and A&E channels in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechenstein and the […]

History to open Blue Book with Robert Zemeckis

US cable channel History has ordered a straight-to-series drama from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis. The Academy Award-winner is executive producer on Blue Book, which will run to ten episodes. History cousin A+E Networks will produce the series, which will chronicle top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFOs in the mid-20th century. It […]

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