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History Hunters and Deal Masters logos

History Hunters and Deal Masters logos

London, 20th of March 2024: A+E Networks EMEA announces the UK launch of two new free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels to its offering.

The new channels accelerate A+E Networks EMEA’s expansion in the FAST sector and build on the company’s leadership in genres including history, mystery, factual entertainment, and true crime.

  • Deal Masters is the ultimate destination for audiences looking for tips on making extra cash. It follows wheeler dealers who use their knowledge and haggling prowess to turn a tidy profit, with shows including Flipping Bangers, Hardcore Pawn, The Liquidator, and Dickinson’s Real Deal.   
  • History Hunters assembles a quirky crew of some of Britain’s finest historians and beloved celebrities, including Tony Robinson, Professor Alice Roberts, Al Murray, and Ross Kemp, to delve into history in exciting ways you have never seen before. Shows at launch include River Hunters, Digging for Britain, Shipwreck Treasure Hunter, Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate the English? and Walking Through History. 

Julie MitchelmoreVP of Digital at A+E Networks EMEAsaid: “A+E Networks EMEA’s partnerships with leading platforms offer a powerful opportunity to distribute our premium content to new and existing audiences. Thanks to the hard work of a team of passionate experts, our new FAST channels will complement our existing channels: Inside Crime, Mystery TV, and World War TV.”

History Hunters and Deal Masters will launch on Rakuten TV, Amazon Freevee, Virgin Media O2, and Samsung TV Plus.

Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks EMEA, added: ‘’We are enjoying working with partners in this new, rapidly expanding sector and satisfying their audiences with our content expertise across a range of genres.  We are excited to offer two more channels from the A+E Networks EMEA library”.

History Hunters and Deal Hunters are the latest offerings from A+E Networks EMEA, following the successes of Inside Crime, Mystery TV, and World War TV.


Rakuten TV is part of Rakuten Group, Inc., one of the world’s leading internet services companies, offering a wide range of services for consumers and businesses, focusing on e-commerce, fintech, digital content, and communications. 

Amazon Freevee is a streaming video service with thousands of premium movies and TV shows, including Originals and free ad-supported (FAST) Channels, available anytime, for free. All FAST Channels available on Freevee can be accessed through the Freevee app, as well as within Fire TV and Prime Video.

FAST channels are available on Virgin Media O2’s set-top boxes: V6, TV 360 and Stream.

Samsung TV Plus is pre-installed on 2016-2023 Samsung Smart TVs. There are no fees, no credit cards, or subscriptions required. Users can open the app for instant access to news and entertainment channels.

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About A+E Networks EMEA 

At A+E Networks EMEA, we share stories that matter everywhere, anywhere. A leader in factual entertainment, our compelling, award-winning content connects with millions across the UK, Nordics, Benelux, Germany, Italy, Spain, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Our portfolio of premium brands - The HISTORY® Channel, Crime + Investigation®, HISTORY2®, BLAZE®, and COSMO TV® - inspire and excite viewers with hit franchises (Forged in Fire), must-see dramas (Vikings) and original commissions (The Hunt for Baltic Gold and Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter). Our stories are global and local, linear and digital, and always compelling. With offices in London, Rome, Madrid, Warsaw, Munich, and Johannesburg, we are a truly international company that celebrates difference and diversity. 

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