Storage Wars


US cable net A&E dropping scripted

The A&E net in the US is dropping scripted programming from its line-up, although the wider A+E Networks group said it remains committed to drama. A&E was historically an unscripted net and will now return to that mode, as Deadline was first to report. The cable net had run drama series including Bates Motel (pictured), […]

New A+E net Blazes into Italy

A+E’s new fact-ent channel Blaze will launch on Sky Italia today. The channel launched on free-to-air DTT in the UK last year and the Italian roll out is the second for the net. As with the UK channel, Sky’s ad sales unit, Sky Media, will handle advertising for the channel. Many of A+E’s European channels […]

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 […]

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 […]

A&E set for Germany, Iberia, Africa launches

A&E is to launch in 10 million homes across Europe and Africa this autumn. The A+E Networks International-owned channel will go live in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa. It will replace the Bio channel, which is rebranding. In German-speaking Europe, this is scheduled for September, while Iberia and Africa will follow in […]

ITV cuts deal with Storage Wars’ Killion

The US-based content division of UK commercial broadcaster ITV has inked an overall and first-look deal with Justin Killion (pictured), the exec who developed and sold fact-ent series including Storage Wars. He will develop and exec produce series for ITV Studios and has also brought on development exec Tim Urian to work with him. Killian […]

Foxtel takes First place

Foxtel’s director of programmes Brian Walsh tells Jesse Whittock about the Australian pay TV leader’s content wishes, tackling online piracy through new services and plans for its upcoming BBC-branded premium channel. Next year will mark a significant milestone in the history of Australian television when pay TV platform Foxtel becomes the official content partner of […]

TV’s conscious effort

Cruel critiques and manufactured conflict have been replaced by supportive smiles, warm hugs and a belief that shows should seek to transform someone’s prospects or help them grow emotionally in an ongoing raft of caring sharing formats reports Andy Fry. There was a time between 2003 and 2009 when factual and entertainment formats seemed to […]

A&E European launch confirmed with Canal+ deal

A+E Networks has joined forces with Canal+ and will launch local A&E and Crime & Investigation channels in France. Canal+’s factual channel Planete has traditionally been a big buyer of A+E Networks content but this is the first time Canal+ and A+E have joined forces to launch channels. Planete+ A&E and Planete+ CI have launched […]

A&E channel set to launch in Europe

The A&E Network is set to launch in Europe within weeks for the first time, TBI can reveal. The service is one of channel operator A+E Networks’ core offerings in its domestic US market and the general entertainment service is now about to roll out in Europe. In the US A&E is one of the […]