By Patrick Munn | January 13, 2017 - 3:33 pm | No Comments
A+E Networks UK is bringing one of their premium scripted acquisitions to free-to-air. TVWise can exclusively reveal that the company behind both History UK and Lifetime UK will be rolling out historical drama Vikings on their nascent free-to-air brand Blaze, beginning with the show's nine episode first season, from next month.
By Patrick Munn | November 1, 2016 - 6:20 pm | No Comments
A+E Networks UK is expanding the reach of Blaze. The FTA channel, which initially launched in the UK in September , is now available on Freesat on channel 162 after A+E inked a deal with the subscription-free satellite TV platform.
By Patrick Munn | August 11, 2016 - 12:35 pm | No Comments
Lifetime UK has picked up a second season of Britain's Next Top Model, after successfully launching the re-tooled version of the format earlier this year. Ten episodes have been ordered for season two.
By Patrick Munn | October 15, 2015 - 5:10 pm | 2 Comments
History UK has picked up the UK broadcast rights to factual series Hunting Hitler after striking a deal with sister company A+E Studios International, TVWise has learned. The eight episode series will premiere on History UK on Monday November 2nd at 10pm.
By Patrick Munn | August 26, 2015 - 11:28 am | No Comments
Abbey Clancy is returning to Britain's Next Top Model. The model, who appeared on Next Top Model in 2006, has been selected to serve as head judge on the new series, which was picked up by Lifetime UK earlier this year after Sky Living opted not to proceed with the format in 2013. Other judges lined up for the series include Paul Sculfor, Hilary Alexander OBE and Nicky Johnston.
By Patrick Munn | August 25, 2015 - 8:41 am | 4 Comments
As part of our on-going feature series on acquisitions, TVWise speaks to A+E Networks UK's Senior Vice-President of Content & Creative Heather Jones about the acquisitions strategy for Lifetime UK and History UK, Lifetime UK's comedy ambitions, the importance of the respective channel brands when it comes to acquisitions, what A+E Networks UK is looking for in a new drama for Lifetime UK and/or History UK and much more