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A+E Networks expands UK FAST offering

A+E Networks EMEA has announced the UK launch of two new free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels to its offering. Firstly, Deal Masters is the ultimate destination for audiences looking for tips on making extra cash. It follows wheeler dealers who use their knowledge and haggling prowess to turn a tidy profit, with shows including […]

March 20, 2024

Obamas’ Higher Ground to produce History Channel podcast

The History Channel is expanding its presidential footprint with the development of a new podcast with President Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground. Produced by Higher Ground Audio, Malcolm Gladwell’s Pushkin Industries, and Audible, the currently untitled eight-part podcast explores the history and legacy of America’s Reconstruction Era. From 1863 to 1873, America had the opportunity to […]

March 7, 2024

BBC Factual announces new History and Science titles

The BBC has announced three new history and science titles – D-Day: The Unheard Tapes, Human and Artemis: A Horizon Special – which aim to take viewers on eye-opening journeys across time and space. Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual, commented: “The BBC is committed to bringing the very best science and history stories […]

January 30, 2024

Impossible Factual announces two historical films for UK channels

UK indie Impossible Factual announces it has completed production on two history documentaries for UK and international broadcasters. The Lost Scrolls of Vesuvius (60’) has been picked up by Channel 5. The Cambridgeshire Crucifixion (60’) which has delivered to PBS, Arte and SBS and has been picked up by BBC4 and is set to TX […]

November 24, 2023

Checklist Films readies The Iron Rose

West Midlands based production company Checklist Films has secured the rights to the pre-published historical novel, The Iron Rose, written by Keith Thomas, which chronicles the dramatic life of iron and steel pioneer Robert Forester Mushet during Britain’s Industrial Revolution.  Created by Keith Thomas, with the screenplay written by John F. McDonald (The Traveller), the […]

October 3, 2023

Yeti explores Osborne House for Channel 5

Yeti Television has announced its commission from Channel 5 for Osborne House: A Royal Love Story 90’ (working title). Narrated by Harriet Walter and with intimate access to the house and gardens, interviews with experts and contributions from Osborne staff – this documentary paints a vivid picture of Queen Victoria’s extraordinary former home. Nestled on […]

August 31, 2023

Parade content deal with Story Television

Weigel Broadcasting’s newest broadcast TV network, Story Television, has signed a content partnership with Parade Media Group that will see 19 hours of factual programming launch on the network in 2023. Key programming from Parade’s slate includes five original historical series spanning 15 one-hour episodes exploring pivotal moments in WWII, as the Axis powers and […]

August 22, 2023

A+E Networks launches streaming channels in Belgium

A+E Networks EMEA’s streaming channels History Play and Crime+Investigation Play are now available on Prime Video Channels in Belgium as on-demand subscription services. History Play offers documentaries and factual series, including The Curse of Oak Island, Curse of Skinwalker Ranch, World’s Greatest Treasure Mysteries, Ancient Aliens, and Forged in Fire. Crime+Investigation Play will offer subscribers […]

August 16, 2023

A+E Networks makes exec promotions in Asia

Bolstering for continued growth in the Asian marketplace, A+E Networks has promoted Youngsun Soh to Senior Vice President and Managing Director of A+E Korea, and John Flanagan to Senior Vice President and Managing Director of A+E Japan & Southeast Asia. The announcement was made by Patrick Vien, Group Managing Director, A+E International and Steve MacDonald, […]

July 17, 2023