“The new channel will give us more possibilities,” managing director Andreas Weinek told German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. He added that there was no space in the pay-TV market for a TV concept with biographies in the style of an educational channel.
A&E focuses on the genres family, crime, deals (auctions) and paranormal. The channel also wants to invest in original programmes produced in Germany. Weinek announced a series “in which we will present unique German personalities whose everyday life you’d like to share.”