Foxtel has expanded its multi-year partnership with A+E Networks encompassing content from Crime & Investigation, The History Channel, A&E and Lifetime Movie Network.
The deal brings a huge volume of LMN movie titles and A+E Networks series such as Pawn Stars, Court Cam, Forged in Fire and Cold Case Files to over 2.8 million Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Binge subscribers.
Amanda Laing, Foxtel Group Chief Content and Commercial Officer, said, “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with A+E Networks, a union that has been strengthened over more than twenty years and allows us to continue to deliver high-quality, thought provoking and original programming to our millions of entertainment subscribers.
“This year we have seen audiences of Crime & Investigation, History and A&E content grow by more than 17% on Foxtel highlighting quality factual content is more popular than ever Australian audiences. In fact, last month we saw more than 1.3 million hours viewed of Pawn Stars and The First 48 by our loyal subscribers. We’re excited to be able to continue to unearth stories that evoke curiosity and a deep knowledge for the world around us.”
“A+E Networks is delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with Foxtel Group and proud to contribute to their growing scale across multiple platforms,” said Glen Hansen, SVP Content Sales, Asia-Pacific at A+E Networks. “Our content will continue to deliver audiences some of the very best in factual entertainment and documentaries on A&E, Crime & Investigation and History, as well as highly-engaging, award-winning TV movies on LMN.”
Other key programming across the A&E Network include favourites such as Storage Wars, American Pickers, Alone and Mountain Men.
As the premier destination for historical storytelling, The History Channel will continue to deliver best-in-class documentary events and non-fiction series including UnXplained with William Shatner, Beyond Oak Island, The Titans That Built America and The Cars That Made The World.
Subscribers will be able to continue streaming on demand content and watch live across the Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) which displayed a 24% jump in streaming numbers.
Delivering in-depth exploration into crime, investigation and mystery, Crime & Investigation will bring top tier programs including Live PD, Court Cam and The First 48 which ranked among the top five documentary series on Foxtel in 2021 so far.