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A&E channel launches in Germany

A+E Networks’ A&E channel has launched in German-speaking territories in Europe.

The channel replaces The Biography Channel, taking over the latter’s frequency on distribution platforms.

A&E is launching in both standard and high-definition formats, with the HD version available on the Kabelkiosk platform and Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain platform. The channel is available on Sky Deutschland in both Germany and Austria.

A&E is also available on cable networks Kabel Deutschland, Unitymedia, KabelBW and Primacom, and via Vodafone’s IPTV network. In Switzerland A&E is available on the UPC Cablecom and Swisscable platforms. In Austria, in addition to Sky, it is available via UPC Austria, A1 and Liwest and on mobile via Hutchison 3G Austria.

Content on the channel includes Duck Dynasty, Ghost Detectives and Storage Wars. Shows new to Germany include Wahlburgers, the reality show centred around the burger chain owned by actor Mark Wahlberg and his brothers. A&E will also show German production Alexander Hartmann ­– Reality Hacker.