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A+E appoints African channels boss

A+E Networks has named a new general manager for Africa. Yusuf Nabee will take up the newly-created role on June 1, charged with securing new distribution for A+E’s regional channels portfolio and creating new commercial opportunities. He will be based out of Johannesburg, where he will build out a full local team. Nabee joins from […]

Lifetime non-fiction chief to lead MTV2

Eli Lehrer is joining US cable channel MTV2 as executive VP. The senior VP and head of non-fiction at cable network Lifetime joins the Viacom Media Networks channel along with former Major League Baseball executive Jacqueline Parkes, who become chief marketing officer of MTV2 sister network MTV. Lehrer will keep the creative pipeline stocked at […]

Free TV Lifetime launching in Turkey

Lifetime is launching as a free-to-air channel in Turkey at the end of next month. The A+E Networks female-skewing service will be run locally as a joint venture with MCD Medya. Fox Media will handle ad sales for the new service. A+E said the new net will be programmed with shows from the US and […]

Acorn grows line-up with And Then There Were None

Acorn has added Agatha Christie adaptation And Then There Were None to its electronic-sell-through line-up. Acorn is a US SVOD and EST service programmed with UK and international programming. It is owned by Agatha Christie company RLJ Entertainment, and has now secured the latest Christie adaptation for US download to own. The period detective drama, […]

All3Media America poaches Lifetime’s Lederman

Nina Lederman has joined All3Media’s US operation in the newly-created role of executive VP, scripted programming. Lederman has been at US cable net Lifetime for the past seven years as senior VP, scripted programming and development. Her credits there include the channel’s breakout hit UnReal. She also worked on upcoming Omen-inspired series Damien. At All3Media […]

Lifetime hires new unscripted VP

US cable channel Lifetime has hired a new VP, non-fiction programming. Mioshi Hill joins the A+E Networks-owned channel from indie Hudsun Media, where she was senior VP, development and creative affairs. She has executive produced unscripted US cable shows such as I’m Having Their Baby, The Doc Club and Pregnant in Heels, and also delivered […]

Corus in ‘game-changing’ C$2.7bn Shaw deal

Toronto-listed Corus Entertainment is to pay C$2.65 billion (US$1.86 billion) to buy rival Shaw Media. This marks the latest round of top-level consolidation in the Canadian television and telecommunications market, coming under three years after Corus rival Bell Media bought Astral Media for C$3.4billion and during the emergence of DHX Media as a new major […]

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 […]

AT&T to carry Viceland

AT&T’s US platforms are to carry the upcoming A+E Networks-backed cable channel Viceland as part of a wider distribution agreement. Viceland will be available of both the AT&T U-verse TV service and through DirecTV, which AT&T acquired for US$48.5 billion last year. Viceland, which Vice Media will operate with the backing of A+E, is replacing […]

AT&T to carry Viceland

AT&T’s US platforms are to carry the upcoming A+E Networks-backed cable channel Viceland as part of a wider distribution agreement. Viceland will be available of both the AT&T U-verse TV service and through DirecTV, which AT&T acquired for US$48.5 billion last year. Viceland, which Vice Media will operate with the backing of A+E, is replacing […]