US media company A+E Networks will launch its pay-TV channel A&E in German-speaking Europe, Iberia and Africa this autumn.
History and BIO recorded their highest-ever ratings in 2012. The factual channels, part of the A+E Networks and BSkyB joint venture saw overall ratings to History climb by 35% on 2011. BIO’s ratings were equally impressive, rising by 34% on the previous year.
A+E Networks will assume full ownership of AETN All Asia Networks, the Singapore-based company formed as a joint venture with Astro Overseas Limited (AOL) in 2007.