New A+E Networks-Dish Deal Includes Over-the-Top Streaming Rights
A+E Networks and satellite provider Dish Network said Tuesday that they have agreed to a new multiyear carriage deal that includes over-the-top rights for streaming live and video-on-demand content.
The renewals applies to all of A+E Networks' channels, which include A&E, Lifetime, History, LMN, FYI (formerly Biography Channel), H2, History en Espanol, Crime + Investigation and Military History.
The new OTT rights will give customers access to content through a "future multistream subscription service of linear and video-on-demand content."
The deal also increases distribution of H2 and FYI, which will be part of the America's Top 200 programming package.
Additionally, it expands authenticated live and VOD A+E Networks' programming on Internet-connected devices, including TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles. Dish customers will be able to use the Dish Anywhere app, dishanywhere.com, or A+E Networks' websites and apps to view live, VOD and full-season content.
"I am pleased to call A+E Networks an innovative partner in developing this wide-ranging, creative agreement that will help to define the future of TV," Dish president and CEO Joseph P. Clayton said. "Together we are enhancing the customer experience today with fresh, dynamic programming that Dish customers will be able to watch when and how they prefer."
Added A+E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc: "We are thrilled that Dish's valued customers will be able to enjoy A+E Networks' award-winning portfolio of brands across their multiple platforms. We continue to grow and make significant investments in new brands, and as such, we're particularly pleased with the expanded distribution of FYI and H2."