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Lionsgate, A+E forge DVD distribution partnership

Lionsgate will handle DVD distribution of A+E Networks programming, including A&E's Duck Dynasty (pictured), History's Pawn Stars and Lifetime's Dance Moms.
August 14, 2012

Lionsgate will handle home entertainment distribution for A&E Network, History and Lifetime as part of a long-term partnership with the U.S. cable networks’ parent firm, A+E Networks.

The deal encompasses factual titles such as A&E’s Storage Wars, Shipping Wars and Duck Dynasty (pictured); History’s Pawn Stars, American Pickers and America: The Story of Us; and Lifetime’s Dance Moms; as well as mini-series, acquired classic TV series and Major League Baseball games, including the complete games from the World Series.

Lionsgate, which recently acquired Summit Entertainment, also has distribution deals with Miramax and StudioCanal in North America.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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