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A+E Networks, Verizon expand carriage partnership

A+E Networks has expanded its partnership with multinational telecommunications conglomerate Verizon that will see the two corporations collaborating on content across digital and linear properties. Under the deal, Verizon will distribute ...
January 3, 2018

A+E Networks has expanded its partnership with multinational telecommunications conglomerate Verizon that will see the two corporations collaborating on content across digital and linear properties.

Under the deal, Verizon will distribute select scripted and unscripted content from A+E across its family of digital media properties including AOL and Yahoo, reaching more than five-million subscribers.

Verizon Fios customers will also be able to watch thousands of hours of content from the A&E, Lifetime, History and Viceland libraries to mobile viewers, including unscriped hits Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Live PD (pictured), Project Runway, Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia and Desus & Mero. Other select A+E content will also be available on Verizon’s free-to-watch brands, while content made available to YouTube, Facebook and other VOD properties will also be available via Verizon’s Oath.

In addition to the carriage renewal for A+E Networks on Verizon’s bundled FiOS service, the partnership will include first-look digital and mobile programming from A+E Networks’ digital shop 45th & Dean. The digital storytelling entity will craft original short- and medium-form content tailored to women and other specific audience segments. The studio currently produces such digital series as Second Chance and Bae or Bail.

“We’re excited to offer fans of A+E Networks more access than ever across Verizon’s Fios footprint and now, across our family of digital media properties,” said Brian Angiolet, SVP, global chief media and content officer at Verizon, in a statement. “This partnership expansion is yet another example of how we’re fueling our new Oath media brands and becoming the first screen for premium content across genres. With the addition of National Women’s Soccer League games on brands like Yahoo Sports, we’re continuing to add to our robust sports offering for fans.”

“We are thrilled to continue with our strong relationship with Verizon Fios, and excited about this broader content relationship that we have in place with Verizon and Oath,” added David Zagin, president of distribution at A+E Networks.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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