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Topic: A+E Networks

Vice Remains Coyly Mum on 'New Channel This Fall'

Teases upcoming programming, from food to LGBT issues

One of the worst-kept secrets this Upfront and Digital Content NewFronts season is that Vice is expected to ink a deal with A+E Networks to get its own channel. While…

A+E Networks Looks to Its Future by Turning to the Past

Reboots of Roots, War and Peace and The Omen fuel its upcoming slate

Let's get the disappointing news out of the way first: A+E Networks' upfront presentation Thursday night lacked the big announcement many were hoping for—confirmation of reports earlier this week that…

How Are TV Networks Just Like Kimmy Schmidt?

They're in the dark when it comes to streaming data, but Nielsen may change all that

The television networks are kind of like the main character in Tina Fey's new sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, who is released back into the world from an underground cult—they're in the…

Can Dead People Resurrect A&E's Ratings?

Carlton Cuse tells the TCA that The Returned can bring on a comeback

Things unraveled quickly for A&E in 2014: Its top-rated show, Duck Dynasty, plummeted to a 1.0 18-49 rating in November, and it canceled its second-most popular show, Longmire, which skewed…

TV Apps Were Supposed to Keep People Subscribed to Cable, but They're Creating Confusion Instead

TCA panel laments industry's measurement troubles

First the good news for network execs: More cable subscribers are starting to use official apps to stream programming. Now the bad news: The apps are proving confusing to customers…

US TV Networks Seek to Grow By Expanding Internationally

Reach is integral to their bottom lines

On the eve of network TV executives’ annual pilgrimage this week to Cannes, France, for the global programming bazaar known as Mipcom, Viacom announced last Wednesday it will launch men’s…

Do You Have to Go Overseas or Buy a Competitor to Get New Video Subscribers?

Comcast consolidates, Netflix goes abroad

Netflix executives practically had party hats on during their earnings call on Monday. The reason? The company topped 50 million subscribers for the first time. Comcast, meanwhile, was similarly pleased…

Discovery's Fit & Health to Rebrand as Discovery Life

The network to tackle life events to broaden its audience

Discovery Communications has announced that it plans to transform its fitness-oriented network, Discovery Fit & Health, into Discovery Life, AP reports. The new network, which will focus on life events…

Seeing Spots: Lifetime Branding Effort Looks an Awful Lot Like Splashy Hotel Ad

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas creative bowed last summer

A new sizzle reel designed to raise Lifetime’s brand profile ahead of the 2014-15 upfront season may look awfully familiar to the people who developed a certain nerve-jangling hotel campaign…

A&E Shelves Those Who Kill

Network plans to re-launch Chloë Sevigny drama

After two weeks of soft ratings, A&E has taken the new Chloë Sevigny crime drama Those Who Kill out of commission. The network plans to re-launch the series at a later…

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