The Foxtel Group announced an expanded multi-year partnership with A+E Networks that will see popular content from Crime & Investigation, The History Channel, A&E, and Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) will power a collection of documentary and reality storytelling and movies for Foxtel and BINGE. The expanded deal brings a huge volume of much-loved and premiering LMN movie titles and acclaimed A+E Networks series such as "Pawn Stars," "Court Cam," "Forged in Fire," and "Cold Case Files," which will all be available to over 2.8 million Foxtel, Foxtel Now and BINGE subscribers.
The agreement, which cements a partnership of more than twenty years between the Foxtel Group and A+E, will continue to bring exclusive premieres of disruptive reality content and ground-breaking documentaries to factual genre fans right around Australia. Another key programming across the A&E Network includes favorites such as "Storage Wars," "American Pickers," "Alone," and "Mountain Men".
As a 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.2
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 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.”