French launch for A+E channels

November 13, 2013 15.26 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

A+E Networks and Canal+ has launched Planete+ A+E and Planete + Crime+ Investigation (CI) in France.

Both channels will carry original content from A+E Networks’ factual entertainment catalogue, along with local productions.

Commenting on the development, Dean Possenniskie, MD, Europe, A+E Networks, said: “The rollout of Planete+ A&E and Planete+ CI in France marks an important milestone for A+E Networks.

“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.”

Olivier Stroh, Canal+ director of factual theme-based channels, added: “The Canal + Group Factual Channels are excited to provide our viewers with programs from the A+E Networks catalogue that will enrich the diversity of the Planete + A&E and Planete + CI editorial offer.”

Planete+ A&E will offer programming from the A+E Networks content catalogue, including Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, Billy the Exterminator, My Ghost Story, Pawn Stars, and Counting Cars among others.

Some of the programmes that will air on Planete+ CI include: Cajun Justice, Crime 360, Casanova Killers, Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult, Gangsters: America’s Most Evil and I Killed My BFF.