|[August 05, 2014]
DISH® and A+E NETWORKS® Agree to Multi-Year Renewal
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
DISH® and A+E Networks® have agreed to terms for a multi-year contract
renewal that provides DISH customers with access to A+E Networks'
high-quality content, and award-winning programming from A&E's entire
portfolio. This innovative agreement includes OTT multi-stream rights
for live and Video-on-Demand content. It also expands DISH customers'
access to programming on the satellite service through increased
distribution of H2 and FYI in the America's Top 200 programming package,
as well as authenticated live and Video-on-Demand A+E Networks'
programming on Internet-connected devices.
DISH Network L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corp.
The renewal applies to the entire suite of A+E Networks' channels, among
the top brands in the media landscape, including: A&E®, Lifetime®,
HISTORY®, LMN®, FYI™, H2®, HISTORY en Español™, Crime + Investigation™
and Military HISTORY®.
"I am pleased to call A+E Networks an innovative partner in developing
this wide-ranging, creative agreement that will help to define the
future of TV," Joseph P. Clayton, DISH President and CEO. "Together we
are enhancing the customer experience today with fresh, dynamic
programming that DISH customers will be able to watch when and how they
The new OTT rights allow access to A+E Networks' content through a
future multi-stream subscription service of linear and Video-on-Demand
content. With thi capability, the content will be available to an
untapped segment of customers that is seeking a flexible,
content-driven, Internet-accessible service.
"We have had a great partnership with DISH for many years and we are
delighted that this renewal will carry our partnership well into the
future," said Nancy Dubuc, President and CEO, A+E Networks. "We are
thrilled that DISH's valued customers will be able to enjoy A+E
Networks' award-winning portfolio of brands across their multiple
platforms. We continue to grow and make significant investments in new
brands, and as such, we're particularly pleased with the expanded
distribution of FYI and H2."
The renewal also expands the authenticated A+E Networks programming
available to DISH customers at home or on-the-go via Internet-connected
devices - televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles
and other devices. DISH customers will be able to use the DISH Anywhere™
app, dishanywhere.com or A+E Networks' web properties and apps to view
live, Video-on-Demand and full-season content.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries,
provides approximately 14.097 million pay-TV subscribers, as of March
31, 2014, with the highest quality programming and technology with the
most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition
line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international
channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.
About A+E Networks®
A+E Networks®, LLC. is an award-winning, global media content company
offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from
television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and
educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of A&E®, Lifetime®,
History®, LMN®, FYI™, H2™, History en Espanol™, Crime & Investigation
Network™, Military History™, Lifetime Real Women®, A&E IndieFilms®, A+E
Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital® and A+E Networks Consumer
Products™. A+E Networks channels and branded programming reach more than
350 million households in over 160 countries. A+E Networks, LLC. is a
joint venture of Disney (News - Alert)-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
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