A+E Networks expands H2 in Poland, Croatia
A+E Networks has inked deals with Polish cable operator Vectra and Croatian telco Hrvatski Telekom to expand the distribution of its factual entertainment channel H2 in Poland and Croatia.
H2 will now be made available in more than 600,000 new homes in the two countries, via Vectra’s platinum and super HD packages in Poland, and on Hrvatski Telekom’s MaxTV tier in Croatia.
Viewers in the regions will have access to new seasons of Ancient Aliens, America’s Book of Secrets and The Universe, as well as the forthcoming series History’s Most Hated, which explores the lives of Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte and Josef Stalin.
H2 launched internationally in 2013 as a partner channel to History.
Channel 4 commissions Integration School Exchange
Channel 4 Documentaries has commissioned a docuseries that will attempt to explore the issue of racial segregation in schools.
The two-part, tentatively titled The Integration School Exchange will feature an exchange between Saltley Academy, Birmingham, which is less than 1% white British, with a 95% white secondary school Tamworth Enterprise College, Staffordshire.
The students selected from year eight and nine will spend a week in one another’s schools, with some also staying the night at each other’s homes. The goal of the series is multi-fold: to consider the segregation in the education system, to expose students to other ethnic communities, and see if possible pre-conceptions can be dispelled to create a lasting benefit.
The Integration School Exchange is produced by Top Hat Productions, with executive producer Darren Kemp. Heenan Bhatti is series producer and Martin Fuller is series director. Channel 4′s Charlotte Desai and Madonna Benjamin are commissioning editors.