Planete+ A&E, Planete+ CI to debut in France

A+E Networks and Canal+ have launched joint venture nets Planete+ A&E and Planete+ Crime + Investigation in France today (November 13). (Pictured: Storage Wars)
November 13, 2013

A+E Networks and Canal+ have launched Planete+ A&E and Planete+ Crime + Investigation (CI) in France today (November 13).

Carried on CanalSat, the channels will carry A+E Networks factual entertainment programming and local French and European productions.

Planete+ A&E will feature stories of extraordinary lives, with programming from A+E including Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars (pictured above), Billy the Exterminator, My Ghost Story and Pawn Stars.

On Planete+ CI,  viewers gain access to crime labs, police archives, courtrooms and more to find out the truth behind real crimes. Programs will include Cajun Justice, Crime 360, Casanova Killers, Gangsters: America’s Most Evil and more.

“The roll out of Planete+ A&E and Planete+ CI in France marks an important milestone for A+E Networks,” said Dean Possenniskie, A+E Networks’ managing director for Europe. “We’re looking forward to working closely with Canal+ to bringing French audiences the highest quality factual entertainment programming and strengthening our viewership in this vital market.”

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