Who We Are

A+E Networks® UK is a joint venture between A+E Networks® and Sky. 

We began life in November 1995 as one channel (‘The History Channel’) broadcasting for only a few hours a day in the UK. Twenty+ years on and our portfolio of leading factual and entertainment brands has grown to include HISTORY®Lifetime®Crime + Investigation® and H2®. In September 2016 we launched our very first UK free to air entertainment channel, BLAZE™.

A key strength of our business is being part of global entertainment media company A+E Networks, which reaches over 330 million people worldwide (check latest stats – is it a monthly stat?). Our schedules are packed with high quality, engaging content from A+E Networks, including international hit franchises such as Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and Dance Moms which premiere on our pay channels. We complement these shows with top acquisitions such as Vikings, Project Runway and Homicide Hunter as well as compelling commissions in our territories, bringing a local flavour to channels in each market. These include: Britain’s Next Top ModelSean Bean on Waterloo 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 now reaches 121 million subscribers and operates 20 unique channels, broadcasting across 90 countries in the UK, Nordics, Benelux, Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We have offices in London, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Johannesburg and Amsterdam.

A+E Networks UK is a member of the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA), the Television On-Demand Industry Forum and an International Patron of The Royal Television Society.