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Spotify hires Lifetime alum Liz Gately

Spotify has added yet another veteran TV exec to its team, this time ex-Lifetime staffer Liz Gately, who has been brought in head up podcast creative development. Gately, who was most recently head of programming at Lifetime, will oversee Spotify’s original content development teams in New York and Los Angeles. She joins as the company […]

TBI Weekly: AVOD, branding and ‘You’ discussion dominates NATPE

The aftermath of rampant consolidation was in the spotlight at this week’s NATPE market, where the uptick in AVOD models, rights ownership and branding à la Netflix-Lifetime hit You dominated the discussion. Steven Cahall, senior analyst with RBC Capital Markets, said it best early on in the week: “If you don’t work for the four […]

Surviving R. Kelly breaks records for Lifetime

Lifetime’s doc series Surviving R. Kelly has helped the US cable channel deliver its best performance in key demos in more than two years. The A+E Networks-owned channel drew 1.9m total viewers to the first two-hour episode of the six-part series, which premiered on 3 January and attracted 1.2m among adults 25-54, 1.1m across adults […]

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. […]

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 […]

Lifetime orders Jenji Kohan drama

US cable channel Lifetime has given a straight-to-series greenlight to a new drama from Jenji Kohan. American Princess will be an A+E Studios series in association with IM Global Television. Jamie Denbo has created, written and executive produced the show. Orange is the New Black creator Kohan is also attached, as is Tara Herrmann. The […]

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 […]

Sky and A+E Networks extend European partnership

Sky has extended its long-term partnership with A+E Networks and will continue to distribute A+E’s channels across its European footprint. The deal applies to A+E Networks’ six brands in Europe – History, Lifetime, Crime + Investigation, H2, A&E, and Blaze. The latter launched in the UK in September and recently went live in Italy exclusively […]

Lifetime to tell Berlanti’s ‘twisted love story’

US cable channel Lifetime is going straight-to-series on “the most twisted love story ever”, which hails from Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti (pictured) and Sera Gamble. You will be a ten-episode drama centred on “a relationship between two people that gets taken too far”. It is based on Caroline Kepnes’ novel of the same name about […]

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