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Lifetime rolls out in UK

A+E Networks UK is launching Lifetime across the UK this fall, marking the European debut for the female-skewing cable channel, which will air local commission The Proposers (pictured) as part of its schedule.
July 4, 2013

A+E Networks UK is launching Lifetime across the UK this fall, marking the European debut for the female-skewing cable channel, which will air local commission The Proposers (pictured) as part of its schedule.

The UK version of Lifetime will offer factual entertainment series Dance Moms and Preachers’ Daughters and chat show The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet, as well as The Proposers, its  first local commission. 

The Alaska TV-produced series follows Daisy Amodio and Tiffany Wright, professional proposal planners who help hapless men pop the big question. The duo’s business, The Proposers, offers packages and bespoke proposals to help guide everything from flower arrangements to hot air balloon reservations.

The six-part series is currently filming in the UK. Koulla Anastasi, who is the head of acquisitions and commissioning for Crime & Investigation Network adds Lifetime to her portfolio.

She also serves as executive producer of The Proposers for A+E Networks UK alongside Chris Fouracre for Alaska TV and Tania Fallon as series producer.

A+E Networks UK currently carries the factual channels History, H2 and Crime & Investigation Network. In addition to unscripted, Lifetime will also offer a range of scripted dramas and original movies.

“Lifetime has already proved to be a huge success in the U.S. by offering audiences stand out, entertaining, engaging and thoughtful programming,” said Tom Davidson, managing director of A+E Networks UK. “I am thrilled that the UK will be the first country in Europe to launch this popular channel, bringing viewers big-name Hollywood talent, both on- and off-screen, as well as supporting the UK indie sector with original UK commissions.”

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