Under the new partnership, Lifetime will move to BT’s basic pay package, ‘Entertainment Starter’.
The deal also secures the long-term availability on BT of A+E’s channel portfolio – History (Bannockburn, pictured), H2, Lifetime and Crime + Investigation.
“A+E Networks UK has a long-standing and close partnership with BT so I am delighted that we have not only agreed a new long-term carriage deal, but that we have also expanded our offering on this fast-growing UK platform,” said A+E Networks UK’s senior vice-president of distribution and strategy, Adrian Pilkington.
Tony Singh, business affairs director for BT TV and BTSport, added: “We’ve got a great and growing line up of channels on BT TV and we’re thrilled to extend our partnership with A+E. “BT’s customers love great factual programming and we’re delighted that they’ll now be able to enjoy all their favourite HISTORY, H2, C+I and Lifetime shows in HD.”