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New look A+E programing team ups four

A+E Networks has followed its recent appointment of a new top programming team by promoting four executives at History, H2, Lifetime and Bio. The Hatfields and McCoys channel operator had named Elaine Frontain Bryant as senior VP, development and programming, History; Paul Cabana as Senior VP and head of programming, H2; Mary Donahue as senior […]

Shine America poaches legal boss from NBCU

Shine America’s expansion has continued with the hire of Jeffrey Schneider who has taken the newly created position of executive VP, business and legal affairs and general counsel at the News Corp-owned company. Schneider has joined the US division of Shine Group from NBCUniversal where he was executive VP, business affairs, entertainment and digital networks. […]

Lifetime confirms UK launch, expected to replace Bio

US cable network Lifetime has confirmed it will launch in the UK this autumn. The female-skewing channel is operated by A+E, which back in April told TBI it would roll out the channel in the UK this year. It officially announced the launch this morning. A spokesman declined to comment, but TBI understands that it […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]

Whoopi Goldberg making Lifetime TV Movie, A+E to distribute

Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg will star in and executive produce a new Lifetime TV movie, A Day Late and a Dollar Short. A+E will sell the TV movie internationally as it adds new Lifetime content to its catalogue. The distributor is seeking to inject new life into the genre and has recently commissioned research that […]

Jana Bennett joins new look A+E

Former BBC Worldwide president of worldwide networks Jana Bennett has re-emerged at A+E Networks, where she will make up part of a new-look team operating under new president and CEO Nancy Dubuc. Bennett, who exited BBCWW last year as part of a major restructure of the BBC’s commercial arm, will become president of the second-tier […]

Oz’s Network Ten picks up Reign and raft of LA Screenings shows

Australian free-to-air broadcaster Network Ten has told TBI the shows it has selected from this year’s LA Screenings, which include CBS’ hotly-tipped period drama Reign. Ten has output deals with CBS and Fox and has chosen a raft of new shows from the Studios. From CBS Studios International it has Reign, the series, described as […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]

Lifetime, H2 set for Southeast Asia launch

A+E Networks-owned channels Lifetime and H2 will launch across Southeast Asia on June 14. A+E’s local subsidiary AETN All Asia Networks announced the nets would launch on StarHub TV in Malaysia, True Visions in Singapore, PCCW-owned now TV in Hong Kong and Macau Cable TV in Macau. More carriage deals are set to follow. Female-skewing […]

A+E slams US broadcasters at Upfront

A+E Networks execs have told advertisers that choosing to spend their dollars on US broadcast networks is tantamount to paying a programming “failure tax”. A+E has had an extremely successful year with the success with scripted series The Bible and Hatfields & McCoys on History and unscripted hit Duck Dynasty on A&E – the latter […]