A+E Networks® UK is a joint venture between A+E Networks® and Sky and began life in 1995 as one channel - The History Channel.
Its portfolio of leading factual and entertainment pay TV brands has grown to include HISTORY®, Lifetime®, Crime + Investigation® and H2® among its 18 channels. September 2016 saw the launch of its first UK free to air entertainment channel, BLAZE™.
It now broadcasts into 56 million homes across 102 countries and has offices in London, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Johannesburg and Amsterdam.
A key strength is being part of leading global entertainment media company A+E Networks, which reaches over 330 million people worldwide.
A+E Networks UK’s schedules boast international hit A+E franchises including Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and Dance Moms, complemented with top acquisitions and compelling local commissions, bringing a local flavour to each market. These include: Britain’s Next Top Model, Ronnie O’Sullivan’s American Hustle and Crimes That Shook Britain in the UK; Four Weddings South Africa for Lifetime Africa; and Pick n Bid (Brać czy nie brać) for HISTORY Poland.
A+E Networks UK is a member of the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) and the Television On-Demand Industry Forum.