A&E Network to Premiere “I Survived a Crime” Hosted by Gio Benitez on Wednesday, February 17





A&E Network to Premiere “I Survived a Crime” Hosted by Gio Benitez on Wednesday, February 17 at 10PM ET/PT
The series was previously scheduled to launch on Wednesday, January 27.
[via press release from A&E]
A&E NETWORK TO PREMIERE “I SURVIVED A CRIME” HOSTED BY GIO BENITEZ ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT 10PM ET/PT

“I Survived a Crime” takes viewers on a journey into the experience of being a victim of a sudden crime, from the moment those attacked first perceive the danger through the potential long-lasting effects. Using surveillance and cell phone footage captured during the crime, the series follows individuals going about their daily lives who were confronted with a dangerous situation and forced to make a quick decision on how to protect themselves or their families. Hosted by award-winning ABC News reporter Gio Benitez, the twenty-episode series will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, February 17 at 10pm ET/PT.

In each 30-minute episode, “I Survived a Crime” explores different survivors’ stories and analyzes their choice of avoiding confrontation to increase the likelihood of survival or fighting back as a last resort. Survivors join Gio Benitez to reflect on the incidents and have their voices heard. Alongside the testimonials, videos captured in vivid detail on smart security systems, hidden cameras, cell phones, and dash cams are highlighted and analyzed to help understand the events that took place. The series explores the difficult and split-second decisions a person must face when confronted with an act that threatens their life, safety or liberty.

“I Survived a Crime” is produced by Law&Crime Productions for A&E Network. Dan Abrams, Rachel Stockman, Karla Hidalgo and Michel Bryant serve as executive producers for Law&Crime. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, and Sean Gottlieb serve as executive producers for A&E. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “I Survived a Crime.”



A&E Announces New Series “Nature Gone Wild” Hosted by Greg Aiello





A&E Announces New Series “Nature Gone Wild” Hosted by Greg Aiello Premiering on January 6 at 10PM ET/PT
The 12-episode, half hour series from Thinkfactory Media was previously set up at sibling channel History.
[via press release from A&E]
A&E NETWORK EXPLORES JAW-DROPPING FOOTAGE OF SHOCKING ENCOUNTERS WITH NATURAL PHENOMENA, WILD ANIMALS AND MORE IN NEW SERIES “NATURE GONE WILD” HOSTED BY GREG AIELLO PREMIERING ON JANUARY 6 AT 10PM ET/PT

New York, NY – December 10, 2020 – A&E Network announces new non-fiction series “Nature Gone Wild” following professional backcountry guide and explorer Greg Aiello as he highlights and analyzes some of the most jaw-dropping footage of unbelievable occurrences in nature. This 12-episode, half hour series from Thinkfactory Media will premiere on Wednesday, January 6 at 10pm ET/PT with two new back-to-back episodes.

Professional guide, explorer and Emmy Winner Greg Aiello has traveled to the most remote corners of the world documenting everything nature has thrown at him. Based on Aiello’s own extreme encounters and footage of every day explorers caught on camera, “Nature Gone Wild” captures outrageous, viral videos of everything from animal attacks to natural disasters and more.

Each episode of the series will explore rare, unfiltered moments of the wild as Aiello offers analysis and insight into unfiltered footage of man, animals and nature gathered from all over the globe. The series dissects clips of mother nature in the act and gets to the root of what caused each unimaginable occurrence.

“Nature Gone Wild” is produced for A&E Network by Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company. Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Karen Kunkel Young and Mark Anstendig are executive producers for Thinkfactory. Sean Gottlieb, Zachary Behr and Amy Savitsky are executive producers for A&E Network.

About A&E Network

A&E leads the cultural conversation through high-quality, thought provoking original programming with a unique point of view. Whether it’s the network’s distinctive brand of award-winning disruptive reality or groundbreaking documentary, A&E always makes entertainment an art. The A&E website is located at aetv.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aetv and Facebook at facebook.com/AETV.



A&E Network Announces Two New Thrilling Series of Survival and the Return of a Fan-Favorite Series





A&E Network Announces Two New Thrilling Series of Survival and the Return of a Fan-Favorite Series
Newcomers “I Survived a Crime” and “Rescue Cam” will be joined by the return of “Court Cam.”
[via press release from A&E]
A&E NETWORK ANNOUNCES TWO NEW THRILLING SERIES OF SURVIVAL AND THE RETURN OF A FAN-FAVORITE SERIES

NETWORK GREENLIGHTS “I SURVIVED A CRIME” HOSTED BY GIO BENITEZ AND ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES “RESCUE CAM” HOSTED BY MATT ISEMAN

“COURT CAM” HOSTED AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY DAN ABRAMS RETURNS FOR SEASON 3

New York, NY – November 12, 2020 – A&E Network announces premiere dates for new series “I Survived a Crime,” “Rescue Cam,” and returning hit-series, “Court Cam.” Expanding on its raw and heart-pounding non-fiction programming, beginning Wednesday, January 27 at 10pm ET/PT, “I Survived a Crime,” hosted by award-winning reporter Gio Benitez, takes viewers on a journey into the experience of being a victim of a sudden crime, from the moment those attacked first perceive the danger through the potential long-lasting effects. Hosted by Matt Iseman, “Rescue Cam” looks at some of incredible life or death rescues carried out by both professional and citizen heroes premiering on Wednesday December 2 at 10pm ET/PT. Returning for its third season, “Court Cam,” hosted by Dan Abrams, will bring viewers back into the courtroom for even more wild moments on Wednesday, December 2 at 9pm ET/PT.

“I Survived a Crime”

Premiering Wednesday, January 27 at 10pm ET/PT with two new back-to-back episodes

A&E Network has greenlit the new series “I Survived a Crime” which takes viewers on a journey into the experience of being a victim of a sudden crime, from the moment those attacked first perceive the danger through the potential long-lasting effects. Using surveillance and cell phone footage captured during the crime, the series follows individuals going about their daily lives who were confronted with a dangerous situation and forced to make a quick decision on how to protect themselves or their families. Hosted by award-winning ABC News reporter Gio Benitez, the twenty-episode series will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, January 27 at 10pm ET/PT.

In each 30-minute episode, “I Survived a Crime” explores different survivors’ stories and analyzes their choice of avoiding confrontation to increase the likelihood of survival or fighting back as a last resort. Survivors join Gio Benitez to reflect on the incidents and have their voices heard. Alongside the testimonials, videos captured in vivid detail on smart security systems, hidden cameras, cell phones, and dash cams are highlighted and analyzed to help understand the events that took place. The series explores the difficult and split-second decisions a person must face when confronted with an act that threatens their life, safety or liberty.

“Rescue Cam”

Premiering Wednesday, December 2 at 10pm ET/PT with two new back-to-back episodes

Hosted by Matt Iseman, “Rescue Cam” is an incredible, no holds barred look at some of the most shocking and intense life or death rescues, standoffs, animal saves and close calls from across the country and beyond. The series highlights human and animal rescues carried out by both professional and citizen heroes, with stories told through footage captured on cell phones, bodycams, dashcams, and security cameras that showcase the outrageous, at times comical, and often unimaginable rescues happening every day.

“Court Cam”

Premiering Wednesday, December 2 at 9pm ET/PT with two new back-to-back episodes

Hit series “Court Cam,” the #1 cable show on Thursday nights among Adults 25-54* during its first run, will return for its third season. This season will chronicle some of the most stunning and emotional courtroom moments caught on camera. Executive produced by Law & Crime Productions and Dan Abrams, Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News, the series provides unparalleled access to amazing courtroom moments from the most high-profile trials to powerful moments from courts around the country. Whether it be frightening outbursts, crazed defendants, amazing acts of service or furious judges, the series gives viewers a comprehensive look at how all of the action unfolds. Paired with interviews with judges, witnesses, bystanders, and victims, viewers are kept on the edge of their seats as Dan Abrams gives viewers a firsthand look at some of the most startling courtroom moments.

“I Survived a Crime” is produced by Law&Crime Productions for A&E Network. Dan Abrams, Rachel Stockman, Karla Hidalgo and Michel Bryant serve as executive producers for Law&Crime. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, and Sean Gottlieb serve as executive producers for A&E. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “I Survived a Crime.”

“Rescue Cam” is produced by Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company. Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino, John Zito, Rick Hankey and Pat Twist are Executive Producers for Big Fish. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb are Executive Producers for A&E.

“Court Cam” is produced by Law&Crime Productions with Dan Abrams, Rachel Stockman and Paul Tinelli serving as executive producers. Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb serve as executive producers for A&E Network. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Court Cam.”

* Source: Nielsen Live + 3 day, A25-54, Prime Thurs 8p-11p, Court Cam S1: 12/5/19-12/26/19, excludes sports, 2+ telecasts.

About A&E Network

A&E leads the cultural conversation through high-quality, thought provoking original programming with a unique point of view. Whether it’s the network’s distinctive brand of award-winning disruptive reality or groundbreaking documentary, A&E always makes entertainment an art. The A&E website is located at aetv.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aetv and Facebook at facebook.com/AETV.



On Veterans Day A+E Networks(R) Honors Our Nation’s Veterans and Military Families





On Veterans Day A+E Networks(R) Honors Our Nation’s Veterans and Military Families with New Initiatives and Enhancements to Core Programs
Highlights include the one-hour television special “Variety’s Salute to Service” airing November 11 at 10:00/9:00c on History.
[via press release from A&E]
ON VETERANS DAY A+E NETWORKS(R) HONORS OUR NATION’S VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES WITH NEW INITIATIVES AND ENHANCEMENTS TO CORE PROGRAMS

Partnership with Volunteers of America-Greater New York Provides Grant to NYC Veterans Residence

The HISTORY(R) Channel’s Save Our History and Take a Veteran to School Day Initiatives Reimagined for 2020

NEW YORK — NOVEMBER 10, 2020- In keeping with its long-standing commitment to veterans, and ahead of Veterans Day, A+E Networks(R) today announced a slate of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives across their portfolio that aim to celebrate, commemorate and honor our nation’s heroes. The announcement was made by Paul Buccieri, president of A+E Networks group, in addition to the recently- confirmed premiere of a 1-hour television special Variety’s Salute to Service airing November 11 at 10pm ET on The HISTORY(R) Channel.

“A+E Networks and The HISTORY Channel have pledged to support veterans and their families and highlight their stories of service not just on Veterans Day, but all year long,” said Buccieri. “We are proud to present special programming and initiatives across all of our platforms that honor those who have served.”

Across A+E Networks platforms, including The History Channel, A&E and Lifetime, The Mission to Honor initiative celebrates the service of veterans through on-air programming, custom vignettes, PSAs, and special activations geared to thank servicemen and servicewomen while raising awareness about the many ways they continue to contribute to society. Additionally, the company continues its support for organizations that are comprised of and support veterans and military families.

In a first of its kind partnership, A+E Networks is providing a grant to Volunteers of America-Greater New York to help facilitate enhancements to the East 119th Street Veterans Residence in New York City. The residence provides permanent, supportive housing to veterans, many of them formerly homeless. Funding from A+E Networks will help revitalize common areas of the residence and will support critical technology such as laptops to facilitate virtual medical appointment for veterans during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“As a New York-based global company it was important to lend a hand to veterans in our own backyard,” said Buccieri. “At a time when many are in profound need, here and across the country, we’re honored to partner with Volunteers of America-Greater New York to help enhance the Veterans residence and support those who have served us all so well.”

The HISTORY Channel’s Mission to Honor initiative is the cornerstone of the organization’s Veteran efforts. It hosts a Veterans hub at www.veterans.com which provides information about the history of Veterans Day, resources and information about some of the nation’s leading veterans’ organizations, and links to the #HonorAVet social initiative. #HonorAVet is HISTORY’s call-to-action for viewers to share photos and videos of loved ones who have served. The HISTORY Channel also supports Vets2Set which acts as an open door for veterans, helping them jumpstart a career in the commercial and entertainment production business.

Take a Vet to School Day, the long-standing effort to connect students with veterans, has been adjusted for virtual education settings in 2020 and will provide new resources for teachers to share with students in commemoration of Veterans Day. Student will also have the opportunity to view videos exploring the history of Veterans Day and find ways to thank veterans and military families in their communities.

In a new activation of the established Save Our History initiative, The HISTORY Channel has produced two short-form content pieces that spotlight the legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers, whose unbreakable codes helped the U.S. and Allied powers secure victory during World War II. Featured interviews in the pieces include Samuel F. Sandoval, one of the four surviving Navajo Code Talkers; and historian Zonnie Gorman, daughter of the late Carl Gorman, one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers. The cross-platform content will air over Veterans Day and during Native American Heritage month. The HISTORY Channel is also working with the Warrior Spirit Project to develop resources for teachers to share the stories of Sandoval and Native American Code Talkers with students across the country. Additionally, Save Our History will be providing funding to help Gorman create a Navajo Code Talker archive at the University of New Mexico’s Center for Southwest Research.

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), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), FYI(R), VICE TV(R) and Blaze(R). A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres, with a scripted production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production through Six West Media(TM); independent film unit A&E IndieFilms(R); watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD initiatives including Lifetime Movie Club and HISTORY Vault; and podcasts such as History This Week, through A+E Digital(R); Experiential/branded live events and Ecommerce through A+E Consumer Enterprises(R); and branded channels, content distribution and scripted/unscripted co-productions around the world through A+E International(R). A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach 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. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at facebook.com/AENetworks.



A&E Network Greenlights New Documentary Special “Biography: TLC”





A&E Network Greenlights New Documentary Special “Biography: TLC” (wt) Celebrating the Iconic and Pioneering Story of the Top Selling American Female Group of All Time
The special will be directed by Matt Kay and will premiere on A&E in 2021.
[via press release from A&E]
A&E NETWORK GREENLIGHTS NEW DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL “BIOGRAPHY: TLC” (WT) CELEBRATING THE ICONIC AND PIONEERING STORY OF THE TOP SELLING AMERICAN FEMALE GROUP OF ALL TIME

New York, NY – October 29, 2020 – A&E Network has greenlit the new two-hour documentary special “Biography: TLC” (wt) chronicling the journey of the top selling American female group of all-time who led the way with their music, their message and their style. Executive-produced by Academy Award-winning and Emmy Award-Winning director Roger Ross Williams (“The Apollo”) and his production company with Emmy Award-winning producer Geoff Martz, One Story Up, this special will document the group’s powerful, emotional journey and their survival against all odds as T-Boz and Chilli tell their story for the first time in a feature documentary. The special will be directed by Matt Kay and will premiere on A&E in 2021.

“The ‘Biography’ banner has always focused on telling the stories of remarkable people who have had a major impact on our collective culture,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming, A&E Network. “As a revolutionary group that broke boundaries and influenced an entire generation, TLC falls directly into that category and we are honored to tell their incredible story as it has never been told before.”

“As someone who has long been in awe of TLC and their musical and cultural impact, I am thrilled to be a part of bringing the story of their music, their journey, and their continuing reverence to the screen,” said Williams. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with A&E, as well as filmmaker Matthew Kay, to bring this film to life. We hope this film illuminates a side of this incredible group and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas that longtime fans and viewers alike have not seen before.”

Formed in Atlanta, the trio scored nine top-ten hits and four number-one singles across their three-decades long career. However, with the glow of success also came the darkness of controversy and tragedy, as Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas balanced world-wide fame and massive notoriety with internal fallouts, external attacks, bankruptcy and illness. When Left Eye died tragically in 2002, the group faced not only immense pain and an uncertain future, but also an industry that had abandoned them despite their massive achievements. Against all odds and through all the struggles, the group persevered with courage, love and unity, and forged a new path to success on their own.

Williams’ recent work includes HBO’s “The Apollo,” which won an Emmy in 2020 for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Emmy-nominated VR Experience “Travelling While Black,” and Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning “Life, Animated.” Williams was the first African American director to win an Academy Award for his film “Music By Prudence.”

Kay is an award-winning British documentary director. Over the past decade he has directed and shot a variety of projects for broadcasters such as BBC and platforms like Netflix. Most recently, his documentary “Little Miss Sumo” was acquired by Netflix.

“Biography: TLC” (wt) is produced by One Story Up and Lauren Fulton for A&E Network. Executive producers for One Story Up are Roger Ross Williams and Geoff Martz. Executive producers for TLC are Tionne Watkins, Rozonda Thomas, Bill Diggins and Rick Krim. Executive Producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Biography: TLC.”

About A&E Network

A&E leads the cultural conversation through high-quality, thought provoking original programming with a unique point of view. Whether it’s the network’s distinctive brand of award-winning disruptive reality, or groundbreaking documentary, A&E always makes entertainment an art. The A&E website is located at aetv.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aetv and Facebook at facebook.com/AETV.

About One Story Up

Founded by Oscar and Emmy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams and Emmy Award-winning producer Geoff Martz, One Story Up specializes in creating documentary films, television, streaming series and specials, animation and VR.



A+E Networks Broadcasts Live Coverage of Barrett-Jackson





A+E Networks Broadcasts Live Coverage of Barrett-Jackson
As the exclusive broadcast home to Barrett-Jackson coverage, A+E Networks will broadcast nearly 20 hours of live coverage from Scottsdale, AZ October 22-24 across FYI and History.
[via press release from A+E Networks]
A+E NETWORKS BROADCASTS LIVE COVERAGE OF BARRETT-JACKSON

2020 FALL AUCTION AT WESTWORLD OF SCOTTSDALE OCTOBER 22-24

FYI and HISTORY to Air Flagship Collector Car Auction Live From Scottsdale, AZ

NEW YORK (October 16, 2020) – A+E Networks and Barrett-Jackson today announced the broadcast schedule for live coverage of the World’s Greatest Car Collector Auction’s flagship event, the 2020 Fall Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale. As the exclusive broadcast home to Barrett-Jackson coverage, A+E Networks will broadcast nearly 20 hours of live coverage from Scottsdale, AZ October 22-24 across FYI and HISTORY.

The Fall Auction will offer genuine automobilia items and hundreds of collectible vehicles, with a diverse auction docket full of highly-desirable cars, including a 2012 Lexus LFA, a 2018 Ford GT, a 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda and a 1968 Pontiac Firebird Resto-Mod – each of which will be offered with No Reserve. Due to COVID-19 safety measures and protocols, the Fall Auction event will be open to bidders, consignors and their guests only; no general admission tickets will be offered.

“We look forward to reconnecting with the collector car community during our live Fall Auction next week in Scottsdale,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Though we’re limited to the number of guests we can host at WestWorld, thanks to our partnership with FYI and HISTORY, the Barrett-Jackson experience will be enjoyed by millions of enthusiasts around the world. We couldn’t be more excited about our 2020 Fall Auction and the opportunity to celebrate the passion everyone shares for this incredible hobby.”

“Whether you’re a car aficionado or enjoy cars as a casual pastime, there’s something for everyone at Barrett-Jackson events,” said Christian Murphy, senior vice-president, Enthusiast brands, A+E Networks. “It’s exciting to see our landmark partnership with Barrett-Jackson ratchet up with our first live auction. And as car enthusiasts ourselves, it’s gratifying to bring fans along for the ride with live content that they’ve been missing these many months.”

Car enthusiasts across the U.S. and Canada can tune-in to see the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the Barrett-Jackson block.

Viewers in the U.S. can tune-in:

Thursday, 22nd, 3-8p ET on FYI

Friday, 23rd, 3-10p ET on FYI

Saturday, 25th, 3-10p ET on HISTORY
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About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. The company produces live auction across the country, as well as Online Only auctions throughout the year. With broadcast partners FYI and HISTORY, Barrett-Jackson will feature live television coverage in 2020, as well as all the cars, all the time via the live stream on Barrett-Jackson.com. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-421-6694.

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), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), FYI(R), VICE TV(R) and Blaze(R). A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres, with a scripted production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production through Six West Media(TM); independent film unit A&E IndieFilms(R); watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD initiatives including Lifetime Movie Club and HISTORY Vault; and podcasts such as History This Week, through A+E Digital(R); Experiential/branded live events and Ecommerce through A+E Consumer Enterprises(R); and branded channels, content distribution and scripted/unscripted co-productions around the world through A+E International(R). A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach 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. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at facebook.com/AENetworks.



A+E Networks(R) Launches New Fast Channel Skills + Thrills(TM)





A+E Networks(R) Launches New Fast Channel Skills + Thrills(TM) Celebrating the American Spirit of Grit and Adventure
The channel is available today on The Roku Channel, the home for free and premium entertainment on the Roku(R) platform.
[via press release from A&E]
A+E NETWORKS(R) LAUNCHES NEW FAST CHANNEL SKILLS + THRILLS(TM) CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN SPIRIT OF GRIT AND ADVENTURE

Available Today on The Roku Channel

Joins Lively Place and Crime 360 FAST Channels

NEW YORK (September 29, 2020) – A+E Networks(R) has launched Skills + Thrills(TM) an all-new FAST channel featuring fan-favorite reality series along with premium nonfiction and competition programming from their library catalog. Available today on The Roku Channel, the home for free and premium entertainment on the Roku(R) platform, Skills + Thrills will roll out across major streaming platforms in the coming months, it was announced today by Steve MacDonald, President, Global Content Licensing & International, A+E Networks.

Celebrating the American spirit of grit and adventure, Skills + Thrills is the latest 24/7 FAST channel from A+E Networks to premiere this past year, joining Lively Place – which features award-winning, premium lifestyle series; and Crime 360, which takes viewers inside the theories and evidence presented in actual criminal investigations.

“Fueled by A+E Networks’ hugely successful cache of premium library content, Skills + Thrills serves fans with the shows they want in programming blocks that are tailored to their interests, including favorites like Duck Dynasty and Ice Road Truckers,” said MacDonald. “We’re glad to partner out of the gate with Roku, reaching their extensive audiences across The Roku Channel and creating tremendous value for A+E’s content through their incredible ad monetization. We are equally excited to introduce Skills + Thrills to additional partners and fans over the coming months.”

Skills + Thrills is a fully scheduled channel that includes programming from A+E Networks’ vast library of award-winning content. Among the first programs included in the schedule are adventure series Ice Road Truckers, Top Gear; reality series Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour, Duck Dynasty; competition series Top Shot, The Strongest Man in History; and nonfiction series Hunting Hitler and The Curse of Civil War Gold.

Roku is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders.

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), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), FYI(R), VICE TV(R) and Blaze(R). A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres, with a scripted production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production through Six West Media(TM); independent film unit A&E IndieFilms(R); watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD initiatives including Lifetime Movie Club and HISTORY Vault; and podcasts such as History This Week, through A+E Digital(R); Experiential/branded live events and Ecommerce through A+E Consumer Enterprises(R); and branded channels, content distribution and scripted/unscripted co-productions around the world through A+E International(R). A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach 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. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at facebook.com/AENetworks.



A+E Networks Launches New Cross-Platform Campaign “Voices Magnified”





A+E Networks Launches New Cross-Platform Campaign “Voices Magnified” Amplifying Social Change-Makers and Addressing a Range of Critical Issues Facing Our Nation Today
The first programming special to originate under the banner is “Voices Magnified: Policing in America” which premieres Sunday, August 30 at 9:00/8:00c on A&E.
[via press release from A&E]
A+E NETWORKS LAUNCHES NEW CROSS-PLATFORM CAMPAIGN “VOICES MAGNIFIED” AMPLIFYING SOCIAL CHANGE-MAKERS AND ADDRESSING A RANGE OF CRITICAL ISSUES FACING OUR NATION TODAY

FIRST SPECIAL UNDER THE BANNER, “VOICES MAGNIFIED: POLICING IN AMERICA,” NARRATED BY EMMY(R) AWARD-WINNER LAURENCE FISHBURNE PREMIERES SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 AT 9PM ET/PT ON A&E

New York, NY – August 27, 2020 – A+E Networks today launched Voices Magnified, a cross-platform campaign that will spotlight and amplify the voices of those making changes in their communities for the greater good. Representing the collective voice of the A+E Networks portfolio, this initiative will create thought-provoking specials and a robust series of short form videos that give a national spotlight to timely and important conversations on equality and social reform which are occurring across America today.

“We are proud to launch the Voices Magnified campaign to elevate the stories of those pursuing solutions to the critical issues of our time,” said Rob Sharenow, President, Programming at A+E Networks. “Through long-form and short-form programming, PSAs and partnerships, we are committed to using our platforms to shine a light on the diverse people and organizations who are bringing communities together, confronting challenges and inspiring change.”

The first programming special to originate under the banner is “Voices Magnified: Policing in America” which premieres Sunday, August 30 at 9pm ET/PT on A&E. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne, this one-hour special examines what it will take to transform the way we police our streets so people of all races can feel safe and respected by those who are charged with protecting them. Assembling multiple perspectives including community leaders and activists, police, grieving families and victims of brutality, the aim is to understand why, amid a global health pandemic, Americans from across the socioeconomic and racial spectrum felt compelled to leave the safety of their homes and pour into the streets this spring to demand racial justice after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others. People deeply invested on all sides seek to advance solutions, transforming the smoldering embers of the uprising into a real spark for systemic change. The special will also specifically examine the city and county of Los Angeles and track the unfolding story of how that city is working to address the historically troubled relationship between residents of color and law enforcement. “Voices Magnified: Policing in America” is produced for A&E by executive producers Jeanmarie Condon and Fatima Curry from ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions and executive producers Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland from Cinema Gypsy Productions. Fatima Curry serves as Director. Brie Miranda Bryant and Sharon Scott serve as executive producers for A&E.

In addition to the special, A&E will support the initiative with short form content on air and online focused on the stories of individual people who are finding solutions to social justice issues, working to bring communities together, confronting difficult challenges and inspiring change.

As part of Voices Magnified, A&E will also be supporting non-profit organizations in their critical work in the fight for social justice. These include contributions to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to support scholarships for law students seeking careers as public interest and civil rights attorneys and to the George Perry Floyd, Jr. Scholarship for Racial and Social Justice at Santa Monica College which provides two-year endowed scholarship awards to selected students of African descent. In addition, the network is supporting the National Women’s Law Center in their efforts to use the law to change culture and drive solutions toward gender equity.

Voices Magnified is part of a long-standing commitment by A+E Networks to social justice initiatives and empowering diverse storytellers, from the “Shining a Light” campaign focusing on race in America in the aftermath of the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, to “Divided States,” an in-depth documentary focusing on ending hate in America, and more. The Voices Magnified campaign also includes on-going efforts across A+E Networks’ platforms including Broader Focus on Lifetime and HISTORY’s Save Our History and More to History initiatives. Broader Focus is Lifetime’s initiative to elevate the creative roles of women in front of and behind the camera. Lifetime is proud to claim more than double the industry average when it comes to women behind the camera. Save Our History is the network’s Emmy-Award winning historic preservation initiative. More To History is an on-air short-form series on HISTORY featuring diverse stories from our nation’s past.

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), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), FYI(R), VICE TV(R) and Blaze(R). A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres, with a scripted production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production through Six West Media(TM); independent film unit A&E IndieFilms(R); watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD initiatives including Lifetime Movie Club and HISTORY Vault; and podcasts such as History This Week, through A+E Digital(R); Experiential/branded live events and Ecommerce through A+E Consumer Enterprises(R); and branded channels, content distribution and scripted/unscripted co-productions around the world through A+E International(R). A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach 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. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at facebook.com/AENetworks.

ABOUT A&E NETWORK

A&E leads the cultural conversation through high-quality, thought provoking original programming with a unique point of view. Whether it’s the network’s distinctive brand of award-winning disruptive reality or groundbreaking documentary, A&E always makes entertainment an art. The A&E website is located at aetv.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aetv and Facebook at facebook.com/AETV.

ABOUT LINCOLN SQUARE PRODUCTIONS

ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions (LSP) specializes in deeply-reported storytelling for multiple platforms including National Geographic, A&E, Lifetime, Hulu, ABC, Disney+, Netflix and PBS. Productions have included the death row docu-series “The Last Defense” from Viola Davis, National Geographic’s “America Inside Out with Katie Couric,” Disney+ original series “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2” about a year inside the Walt Disney Animation Studios and “Rogue Trip” with Bob and Mack Woodruff, the archival series “1969,” “The Genetic Detective” with investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore, Investigation Discovery series “The Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin” and A&E’s “Shining a Light” produced in partnership with Pharrell Williams, John Legend and Alicia Keys and popular series “What Would You Do?”. LSP also develops scripted projects from fact-based stories and with partners including ABC Studios and A&E Productions. LSP has produced dramas including the ABC miniseries “Madoff” starring Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner and Lifetime’s “The Lost Wife of Robert Durst” starring Katherine McPhee.



A&E Network Celebrates One of Music’s Most Influential Stars in Exciting New Biography Special





A&E Network Celebrates One of Music’s Most Influential Stars in Exciting New Biography Special
“Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” will premiere on Monday, September 7 followed by “Biography: I Want My MTV” on Tuesday, September 8.
[via press release from A&E]
A&E NETWORK CELEBRATES ONE OF MUSIC’S MOST INFLUENTIAL STARS IN EXCITING NEW BIOGRAPHY SPECIAL

“BIOGRAPHY: THE NINE LIVES OF OZZY OSBOURNE” PREMIERES LABOR DAY (MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7) EXPLORING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND CAREER OF THE ROCK LEGEND

NETWORK WILL ALSO PREMIERE “BIOGRAPHY: I WANT MY MTV” ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 EXAMINING RISE OF THE MUSIC CHANNEL

New York, NY – July 27, 2020 – A&E Network’s Emmy Award winning “Biography” banner will premiere a new documentary special celebrating one of rock’s biggest stars. Featuring exclusive interviews and archival footage, “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” delves into the many lives and incredible career of the man who has personified rock and roll rebellion for decades. “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” will premiere on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th, at 9pm ET/PT. Following on Tuesday, September 8th at 9pm ET/PT, “Biography: I Want My MTV” charts the rise of a cultural phenomenon that came to define a generation: MTV.

“Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” traces Ozzy’s life from his childhood in poverty and time in prison, to fronting legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Black Sabbath and successful Grammy Award-winning solo career, to one of rock’s elder statesman and a loveable 21st century television dad. The two-hour documentary explores how Ozzy has continually reinvented himself and his career to propel himself toward greater success. As Ozzy turns 70, he reflects on the intimate details of his successes, failures, and his unique ability for survival and perseverance – including never-before-seen interviews about his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis. The documentary, a selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, also features interviews with Sharon, Kelly and Jack Osbourne as well as friends and fellow musicians including Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis, Post Malone and more.

“Biography: I Want My MTV” charts the rise of a cultural phenomenon that came to define a generation: MTV. What started during the nascent days of cable television as a scrappy, playful music video lineup, rapidly evolved into a reflection of American youth culture. As MTV came of age, the network pushed the boundaries of art, sex, gender and race, while cementing its image to celebrity. And when the information revolution raged, MTV was at the forefront exploring new technologies. “I Want My MTV” weaves together exclusive interviews with the network’s founders and VJs, artists and journalists, along with rarely seen archival footage and outtakes, including an interview with the late David Bowie that was never broadcast on television. The documentary, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 and became a crowd favorite at festivals around the world, details the story of a network that evokes youth for a generation now grown, and influenced the global media landscape for decades to come. Interview subjects include Sting, Pat Benatar, Billy Idol, Annie Lennox, Nancy Wilson, Fab Five Freddy, Norman Lear, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, among many others.

“Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” is produced by Osbourne Media and Critical Content for A&E Network. The documentary is produced and directed by R. Greg Johnston. Executive producers for Osbourne Media are Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne and Peter Glowski. Executive Producer for Critical Content is Jenny Daly. LB Horschler is a co-executive producer. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne.”

“Biography: I Want My MTV” is produced by Saboteur Media for A&E Network. The documentary is produced and directed by Tyler Measom and Patrick Waldrop. David Kennedy, Nick Goldcrest and Rick Krim are executive producers for Saboteur Media. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson are Executive Producers for A&E. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Biography: I Want My MTV.”

The celebrated ‘Biography’ brand continues to highlight newsworthy personalities and events with compelling and surprising points-of-view and remains the defining source for true stories from some of the most accomplished non-fiction storytellers of our time. Extensive on-air and branded digital content, including short form, will roll-out on all platforms, including Biography.com, the home to hundreds of profiles of notable cultural figures and influencers.

About A&E Network

A&E leads the cultural conversation through high-quality, thought provoking original programming with a unique point of view. Whether it’s the network’s distinctive brand of award-winning disruptive reality or groundbreaking documentary, A&E always makes entertainment an art. The A&E website is located at aetv.com. Follow us on Twitter attwitter.com/aetv and Facebook at facebook.com/AETV.



A+E Networks(R) International, History(R) U.S. and Hulu Japan Set to Air Co-Production





A+E Networks(R) International, History(R) U.S. and Hulu Japan Set to Air Co-Production “Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later”
The two-hour documentary will premiere in the United States on Sunday, August 2.
[via press release from History]
A+E NETWORKS(R) INTERNATIONAL, HISTORY(R) U.S. AND HULU JAPAN SET TO AIR CO-PRODUCTION ”HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: 75 YEARS LATER” 

MARKING FIRST EXPLOSION OF A NUCLEAR WEAPON IN WARTIME  

GRIPPING FEATURE DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES ON HULU JAPAN AND ON HISTORY(R) U.S. ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 AND ON HISTORY(R) JAPAN ON AUGUST 30    

NEW YORK -Groundbreaking two-hour documentary “Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later,” co-produced by A+E Networks(R) International, HISTORY(R) U.S. and Hulu Japan, will premiere on Hulu Japan and on HISTORY in the United States on Sunday, August 2; and on HISTORY Japan on August 30, it was announced jointly today by Steve MacDonald, President, Global Content Sales and International, A+E Networks; and Kazufumi Nagasawa, Managing Director and Chief Content Officer, Hulu Japan. 

Directed by award-winning documentarian James Erskine (“Billie,” “This is Football,” “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”), the premiere in Japan, the only country in the world that has been subject to bombing by nuclear weapons, will be followed by a U.S. premiere titled “Hiroshima: 75 Years Later” on HISTORY on Sunday, August 2 at 9pm ET/PT.  

Marking the 75th anniversary of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon in wartime and the end of World War II, the documentary will utilize never-before-seen archival footage, long-suppressed color film from the immediate aftermath of the bomb and audio testimony from victims, to provide a highly personal understanding of the most devastating experiment in human history.  

“A+E Networks International and HISTORY, are pleased to partner with Hulu Japan on this historic, poignant documentary, 75 years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” said MacDonald. ”The feature documentary was produced under the auspices of an immensely creative team, resulting in a globally relevant film we hope will serve as an important reminder, while informing a whole new generation.”  

“A+E Networks and HISTORY’s established pedigree as engaging storytellers together with A+E’s firm footing in the global distribution marketplace make them essential partners in bringing ’Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later’ to a worldwide audience, which is a sincere hope for all of us Japanese,” said Nagasawa.

“The collaboration between Hulu Japan, A+E International and A+E Networks Japan on this documentary is a testament to the power of relevant storytelling. We hope this documentary will provide a salutary lesson as well as a timely reminder of the true effects of the bomb,” said Saugato Banerjee, Managing Director, Asia, A+E Networks.

“Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later” aims to infuse humanity into one of the planet’s darkest moments, allowing the figures who designed, built and detonated the bomb, as well as those who were caught in its wake, to narrate their own journeys through an astonishing story of scientific endeavor, unprecedented ambition and unyielding horror. Told entirely from the first-person perspective of leaders, physicists, soldiers and survivors, the documentary presents the moral, scientific and military conundrums of the atomic bomb as felt by those closest to it.    

“Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later” is produced for HISTORY by October Films and is co-produced by A+E Networks(R) International, HISTORY(R) U.S. and Hulu Japan. James Erskine serves as director. Matt Robins and Jos Cushing serve as executive producers for October Films. Executive producers for HISTORY are Mike Stiller and Eli Lehrer. Tango Para Hiroshima by Anna Saeki, an internationally acclaimed Japanese tango singer, will be the closing song.    

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later.”  

ABOUT A+E NETWORKS JAPAN, G.K

A+E Networks Japan, G.K is a subsidiary the global content company, A+E Networks(R).  It  operates the HISTORY(R) and Crime + Investigation(TM) (C+I ) brands in Japan.  With leading brand HISTORY(R),  A+E Networks’ channels reach more than 335 million households in over 200 territories globally in 41 languages. In Japan, the HISTORY(R) reaches 6.7 million pay TV households and is available on 10 different video on demand digital platforms.  HISTORY(R) Japan’s informative, immersive and entertaining content engages audiences with inspiring stories of human achievement.  C+I explores gritty crime stories of criminals and their victims available in more than 125 territories.  In Japan, C+I is streaming on 5 video on demand digital platforms. In addition to its media business line, A+E Networks Japan produces unique and engaging programming and marketing services for advertisers under its A+E CREATIVE PARTNERS division.  Follow A+E Networks Japan here:  https://jp.aenetworks.com/.  Follow HISTORY(R) on its website, https://jp.history.com/, and on Twitter, https://twitter.com/HISTORYjp, and YouTube, https://youtube.com/HISTORYjp.  

ABOUT HULU JAPAN

Hulu Japan is one of the leading SVOD platforms in Japan with over 2million paying subscribers and is regarded as one of the most used services there. The service was originally launched in Sept 2011 by Hulu LLC and got acquired by Nippon TV in April 2014. Subscribers of Hulu Japan’s SVOD service have instant access to 60,000 videos, and its content line-up covers global-hit scripted series and feature films, local shows including popular dramas, animations, variety shows, documentaries, and Hulu Japan original series besides exclusive catch up and library from Nippon TV, which is the leading terrestrial network. In the past few years, Hulu Japan has been actively seeking co-production with international parties, and the line-up included “THE HEAD” with Mediapro Studios and HBO Asia and “Miss Sherlock” with HBO Asia. Besides Nippon TV, the shareholders include Hulu LLC, Yahoo Japan, TOHO, Yomiuri TV, and CHUKYO TV. 

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), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), FYI(R), VICELAND(R), Blaze(R) and Crime+Investigation(R).  A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres, with a scripted production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production through Six West(TM); independent film unit A&E IndieFilms(R); watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD initiatives including Lifetime Movie Club and HISTORY Vault; and podcasts such as History This Week, through A+E Digital(R);  Experiential/branded live events and Ecommerce through A+E Consumer Enterprises(R); and branded channels, content distribution and scripted/unscripted co-productions around the world through A+E International(R).  A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach 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. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AENetworks.

ABOUT HISTORY(R)

HISTORY, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, HISTORY serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. HISTORY has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit history.com or follow @history on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.