London, Tuesday 19 December 2017: A+E Networks® UK and TalkTalk have renewed their partnership in a long-term carriage deal, securing the continued distribution of A+E’s UK pay channel brands on TalkTalk’s TV platform.
As part of the deal, HISTORY® and Crime + Investigation® are available in the Entertainment Boost, alongside H2 ® and Lifetime®.
TalkTalk TV subscribers can choose from a wide range of UK premieres of quality factual and scripted entertainment across A+E’s brands this winter. Highlights on HISTORY include: brand new episodes of critically-acclaimed drama Vikings; the return of global hit reality quest Curse of Oak Island; and a new series of Hunting Hitler, in which a team of experts attempts to solve the greatest cold case in history.
On Crime + Investigation, a one-off special documentary Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: Trevor Hardy, looks at the case of the ‘Beast of Manchester’, who committed three horrific murders in the 1970s. The RTS award-winning Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence also returns for a second series.
Dean Possenniskie, Managing Director, EMEA, A+E Networks, said: “We’re very pleased to build on our relationship with TalkTalk, with our key channel brands moving into new, higher profile packages. TalkTalk’s UK subscribers can continue to enjoy A+E’s fascinating and entertaining line up of quality content across our pay channel brands.”
Will Ennett, Acting Managing Director, TalkTalk TV, said: “We’re delighted to have extended our relationship with A+E Networks UK. With access to more even more great content, the new agreement is another step in our firm ambition to grow our TV offering. We’re committed to making TalkTalk TV better than ever with a new suite of improvements that will continue to deliver what really matters to our customers - affordable entertainment the way they want it.”
TalkTalk recently announced plans to transform its TV platform and revolutionise its multi-screen TV offering. Launching in early 2018, the new update to TalkTalkTV will see the integration of set top box viewing, the TalkTalk TV Store and TalkTalk TV’s suite of mobile apps into a new unified platform - TalkTalk TV. The improvements to the TalkTalk TV viewing experience will make it even easier for customers to watch the entertainment they love whether at home or on the go.
HISTORY is available on TalkTalk 327; Crime + Investigation on TalkTalk 328; Lifetime on TalkTalk 329; and H2 on TalkTalk 491.