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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 […]

Viaplay orders first Icelandic original

Scandinavian SVOD player Viaplay’s latest original is an Icelandic drama. The commission of Stella Blómkvist is the first time MTG-owned Viaplay has looked to Iceland for an original show. Icelandic TV provider Siminn has local rights, as Viaplay is not distributed in the territory. The series is based on a bestselling book series from a […]

Project Runway Lat Am network change scheduled

Lifetime Latin America has become the pan-regional home of the Project Runway. The original US show and its spin-offs previously went in in the region on Turner-owned cable channel Glitz*, which also ran its own Latin American version of the format between 2010 and 2012. The agreement with FremantleMedia International hands  A+E Networks Latin America-owned […]

A+E locks in UnReal star

The studio arm of A+E has inked an overall deal with Shiri Appleby, the director and star of hit Lifetime series UnReal. The agreement will see Appleby and her Appletree Pictures prodco work with A+E Studios to work up new shows for the A+E and third-party nets. The company also said Appleby will be a […]

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