Frndly TV and A+E Networks Sign Broad Distribution Pact
In addition to A&E, The History Channel and Lifetime, Frndly TV subscribers will also receive Lifetime Movie Network, FYI, Military History, Vice TV and complementary video on demand programming.
[via press release from A+E Networks]
FRNDLY TV AND A+E NETWORKS(R) SIGN BROAD DISTRIBUTION PACT
Agreement Adds Seven Top-Rated and Highly Popular Channels to Frndly TV Lineup Including A&E(R), The HISTORY Channel(TM) and Lifetime(R)
DENVER and NEW YORK, NOV. 10, 2021 – Frndly TV, the leading affordable live TV provider for the whole family, and A+E Networks(R), today announced a multi-year distribution agreement that brings A+E Networks’ portfolio of highly rated brands – including A&E(R), The HISTORY Channel(TM) and Lifetime(R) — to all Frndly TV subscribers. The announcement was made by Michael McKenna, Chief Programming Officer of Frndly TV, and David Zagin, President of Distribution for A+E Networks.
In addition to A&E, The HISTORY Channel and Lifetime, Frndly TV subscribers will also receive Lifetime Movie Network(R) (LMN), FYI(R), Military HISTORY(R), ViceTV(R) and complementary video on demand programming.
Starting on Thursday, November 18, the seven channels will begin to premiere on Frndly TV.
“The addition of the seven A+E Networks’ channels is a seminal event in Frndly TV’s growth,” said McKenna. “Our customers are both loyal and vocal — and they have asked us about adding the great A+E Networks’ content. Working with the good folks at A+E, we are now able to add outstanding quality to our programming lineup with some of the most desired and loved channels in all TV.”
Said Zagin: “We are excited to partner with Frndly TV and to make our award-winning content available to their devoted subscriber base. Launching on November 18 means Frndly TV customers can enjoy the new slate of holiday movies premiering on Lifetime’s It’s A Wonderful Lifetime, as well as look forward to the highly anticipated premieres of Janet — the fascinating untold story of Janet Jackson — and Abraham Lincoln, on The HISTORY Channel in early 2022.”
Frndly TV subscribers will be able to watch the whole range of A+E Networks’ highly rated, original programming including A&E’s The First 48, Storage Wars, City Confidential and Court Cam; and The HISTORY Channel’s The Curse of Oak Island, Pawn Stars, Forged in Fire and Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman. At Lifetime, December is Holiday movies 24/7. As well, fans are anticipating the new season of Married at First Sight, premiering in 2022, along with Leave it to Geege, and My Killer Body with K. Michelle.
About Frndly TV
Frndly TV is the first sub-$10 live, over-the-top television service built from the ground up with the American consumer in mind. Starting at only $6.99/mo., Frndly TV offers 30 top-rated live TV networks including Hallmark Channel, Game Show Network, INSP, UPtv, Curiosity Stream, The Weather Channel, GAC Family and others. Frndly TV delivers programming the whole family can enjoy at a price the whole family can love. For more information, visit www.frndlytv.com.
About A+E NETWORKS
A+E Networks(R) is a global content company comprised of some of the most popular and culturally relevant brands in media, including A&E(R), Lifetime(R), The HISTORY Channel(TM), LMN(R), FYI,(R), Military HISTORY(R) and VICE TV(R). A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres with a scripted production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production studios, Six West Media(TM); Category 6(TM)Media; and independent film unit, A&E IndieFilms(R). A+E Networks Digital(TM) includes watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD products, including Lifetime Movie Club(R) and HISTORY Vault(R); and podcasts such as History This Week(TM). A+E Consumer Enterprises(TM) includes experiential/branded live events such as HISTORYTalks(TM); Alien Con(TM) and an E-commerce division. A+E Networks International(R) Includes global branded channels, content distribution and co-productions. A+E Networks’ content reaches more than 335 million households in over 200 territories in 41 languages. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst.