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.
History has launched on the Digi owned cable networks and the Digi DTH platform in Hungary.
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.
MIPCOM 2012 – Cannes. Strong original programming from the US and local productions are driving growth at A+E Networks’ channels, according to Dean Possenniskie, managing director EMEA at A+E Networks.
History has recorded its highest ever year in 2011 with the average number of adults watching increasing by 27%.
History launched in India on Sunday, October 9. The channel will be operated by AETN18 Media Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture between A+E Networks and Network18.
AETN UK’s History has launched on Croatia’s leading cable net B-Net today (July 1). It is being offered to viewers as a fully localised service.
AETN International has reached an agreement with Samsung to provide a History branded This Day in History widget on all television sets, Blu-ray Disc players and mobile devices outside the US enabled with the Samsung Widget Engine.
History has launched in Hungary on cable operator FiberNet, covering all 77 headends with a fully localised version in Hungarian.
AETN UK says it has signed an agreement to distribute History HD on the Welho platform in Finland from next Tuesday (September 1).