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A&E Television Networks
Type Joint Venture
Founded 1984
Headquarters New York, NY, United States
Key people Abbe Raven, President & CEO
Whitney Goit II, SEVP
Gerard Gruosso, EVP
Industry Broadcasting & Cable TV
Products Mass media
Owner(s) Hearst Corporation (42.5%)
Disney-ABC Television Group (42.5%)
NBC Universal (15%)
Employees 650 (2009)
Divisions AETN International, AETN Consumer Products

Arts & Entertainment Television Networks (also known as A&E Television Networks or simply AETN) is a U.S. media company that owns several TV networks on cable and satellite. The company is jointly owned by Hearst Corporation, Disney-ABC Television Group, and NBC Universal. AETN's networks include:

On August 27, 2009, A&E Television Networks acquired Lifetime Entertainment Services.[1][2]



AETN has an international division, called AETN International, which handles international operations outside the U.S., mostly through joint ventures.



AETN UK is a joint venture of A&E Television Networks and the United Kingdom's largest subscription television provider British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) through the Sky Ventures division. Previously it operated under the name The History Channel UK, it broadened its association beyond a single programming genre.[3][4] AETN UK operates channels throughout the European region, as well as the Middle East and Africa.

AETN All Asia Networks

AETN All Asia Networks Pte. Ltd. (AAAN) was formed on April 2007 through a joint venture between A&E Television Networks and Malaysia's pay TV provider Astro through its subsidiary ASTRO All Asia Entertainment Networks Limited. Headquartered in Singapore, AETN All Asia Networks also have operations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[5] AAAN currently operates four channels in the Asian region.

In 2009, AETN All Asia Networks struck a US$800,000 co-production deal with the National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia to co-produce programmes to be featured across its channels.[6] It has recently hired SPE Networks as a regional ad sales representative across the South East Asian region.[7]


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