FTC approves Disney buying A&E stake
August 1, 2012
By Chris Forrester
While few doubted the sale would be approved, the deal also values A&E at a quite staggering $20 billion. The asset sale also means that Disney and Hearst now each have a 50/50 stake in A&E.
A&E was found in 1984 and with brands such as the core A&E Network, but quickly followed with niches such as Biography, History, Lifetime and more recently Crime & Investigation, has become a key multichannel player.