KEY CONSUMER BRANDS LIFETIME® AND H2® AVAILABLE IN HD
LIFETIME® Moves to BT Entertainment Starter Pack
LONDON, 25 April 2016: A+E Networks UK® has signed a new carriage deal with BT TV, securing the long-term availability of the company’s popular channel portfolio on the platform: HISTORY®; H2®; Lifetime®; and Crime + Investigation®.
As part of the new agreement, entertainment brand Lifetime®, home to recent hit shows Britain’s Next Top Model and Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison, will be available to subscribers of BT’s basic pay package, ‘Entertainment Starter’. The new deal also sees the launch of new HD channels for Lifetime® and H2®later this year.
A+E Networks’ other channels already available on BT TV in the UK include: HISTORY®, the destination for great factual entertainment, from UK premieres of Curse of Oak Island to blockbuster drama Vikings; its companion channel H2®, which offers a range of fascinating shows that explore facts and mysteries from ancient to modern times; and Crime + Investigation® which seeks to uncover the truth behind the investigation, with shows including Britain’s Darkest Taboos and the highly-anticipated new series The Jail: 60 Days In.
Announcing the new deal, A+E Networks UK’s SVP of Distribution & Strategy, Adrian Pilkington, said: “A+E Networks UK has a long-standing and close partnership with BT so I am delighted that we have not only agreed a new long-term carriage deal, but that we have also expanded our offering on this fast-growing UK platform. This increased reach will mean even bigger audiences can enjoy our great shows across History, H2, Lifetime and Crime + Investigation.”
Tony Singh, Business Affairs Director for BT TV and BT Sport, said: “We’ve got a great and growing line up of channels on BT TV and we’re thrilled to extend our partnership with A+E. BT’s customers love great factual programming and we’re delighted that they’ll now be able to enjoy all their favourite HISTORY, H2, C+I and Lifetime shows in HD.”
A+E Networks UK broadcasts into 45 million homes across the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
HISTORY is available on BT 327 and 379 (HD); H2 is on BT 330; Crime + Investigation is on BT 328; Lifetime is on BT 329.