The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Corp. will acquire NBCUniversal’s 15.8% stake in A+E Television Networks for $3.03 billion (€2.46 billion).
A+E Networks has promoted Sean Cohan to executive vice president, international.
A+E Networks has announced the launch of the channel History HD in Turkey on the digital platform Digiturk.
MIPTV 2012 – CANNES. It is the ambition of A+E Networks to launch its successful US Lifetime brand in the UK and Europe, but there are as yet no concrete plans to bring the channel to Europe.
MIPTV 2012 – CANNES. A+E Networks has appointed Christopher Barry as managing director, international strategy and digital media. He will report to Sean Cohan, SVP, international.
A+E Networks has appointed Marielle Zuccarelli as managing director, international content distribution.
History has recorded its highest ever year in 2011 with the average number of adults watching increasing by 27%.
The leading Polish DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat has entered into a major agreement with A+E Networks UK and will add the latter’s History, HD and Crime & Investigation Network to its offer.