MIPCOM 2011: Euro broadcasters snap up A+E Networks Lifetime movies

Editor ©RapidTVNews | 28-09-2011

Global media content company A+E Networks has sealed several licencing agreements for its growing Lifetime movie catalogue.
The content proposition includes five new original features that will be introduced at MIPCOM, including Hunt for the I-5 Killer, Iris Johansen’s The Killing Game, We Have Your Husband, The Pastor’s Wife and The Bling Ring.
Led by three brands A&E Network, HISTORY, and Lifetime, A+E,a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group, Hearst Corporation and NBC Unersal A+E Networks, also includes Lifetime Movie Network, BIO, History International, Lifetime Real Women, Military History, History en Español, Crime & Investigation Network and A&E IndieFilms.

Commenting on the deals, Sean Cohan, Senior Vice President, International for A+E Networks said: “We are very pleased to be the definitive source for original Lifetime movies…As the highest rated women’s network in the US, Lifetime is renowned for the quality of its programming. We have had a huge response to date to the movies and I’m confident that their compelling stories and universal themes will lead to further on-going interest in our growing slate at MIPCOM.”