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History Channel/A+E Networks Forms Multiyear Partnership With Roybal Film and TV Production Magnet Fund

The History Channel/A+E Networks has entered in a multiyear partnership with the Roybal Film and Television Magnet Fund, which supports the magnet school of the same name founded last summer by a host of industry elites, including George Clooney, Grant Heslov and CAA managing director Bryan Lourd. A+E Networks Group president and chair Paul Buccieri […]

A+E Networks Promotes Juliana Stock to Chief Marketing and Brand Officer

A+E Networks has promoted Juliana Stock to chief marketing and brand officer for the company, with oversight of the company’s strategic, creative, and brand marketing teams. Stock’s new role will effectively combine those teams into one division within the company. Stock was most recently executive vp of corporate brand strategy and chief of staff to […]

Amid Streaming Boom, Some Companies Love Linear TV

When the upfronts return to New York City in mid-May after a two-year pandemic hiatus, broadcast TV is expected to play second fiddle. Though ABC, NBC and CBS will still get their moments, Disney is expected to introduce the ad-supported tier of Disney+, while Paramount will pitch Paramount+ and NBCUniversal touts Peacock. After years of […]

Heather Kadin Joins Range Media Partners as Scripted TV President

Range Media Partners has tapped Heather Kadin to become president of scripted TV for Range Studios. The appointment follows Range’s new co-studio arrangement with A+E Networks, which includes a strategic investment in the firm as part of a wide-ranging deal that will include production and content partnerships. Under the terms of the deal, A+E Studios, […]

A+E Networks Invests in Range Media Partners as Part of Production Deal

A+E Networks is making a strategic investment in Range Media Partners as part of a wide-ranging deal that will include production and content partnerships. Under the terms of the deal, A+E Studios, led by Barry Jossen, will serve as co-producer on scripted TV projects set up at Range. The companies already have a number of […]

A+E Nets Upfront Touts Projects From Mary J. Blige, Peyton Manning and Leonardo DiCaprio

Tuesday’s upfront presentation for A+E Networks’ suite of cable channels (A&E, History, Lifetime) brought news of some 2,000 new hours of programming across the portfolio — toplined by projects from Mary J. Blige, Rachael Ray, Leonardo DiCaprio and Peyton Manning. In lieu of traditional network-based pitches, the virtual dog and pony show for advertisers instead […]

WWE, A&E Strike New Multiyear Programming Expansion

Get ready to see a lot more WWE on A&E. The sports entertainment giant and the cable channel have signed a multiyear expansion of their programming partnership. The new deal covers more than 130 hours of programming that will run on A&E’s platforms and be distributed internationally by A+E Networks. Among the programming is 35 […]

LeBron James Producing ‘After Jackie’ Baseball Doc for History Channel (Exclusive)

The History Channel has ordered a new documentary from producer Stanley Nelson and Major League Baseball, focusing on the Black baseball players who followed Jackie Robinson after the legendary Dodger broke the sport’s color barrier. The two-hour doc, After Jackie, comes from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s content studio Uninterrupted, and counts James and Carter […]

Sharon Scott to Lead A+E Networks Unscripted Division

A+E Networks has named Sharon Scott to lead its unscripted division. Scott will take on oversight of the company’s nonfiction content unit, which includes Category 6 Media and Six West Media. Steve Ascher, previously executive vp of Six West Media, has been upped to head of development for the entire division, reporting to Scott. “Sharon […]