Planète+ A&E and Planète+ Crime & Investigation to launch in France

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 13-11-2013

A+E Networks and Canal+ have launched Planate+ A&E and Planate+ Crime & Investigation in France.

Planete+ A&E and Planete+ Crime & Investigation will carry original content from A+E Networks' factual entertainment catalogue as well as local French productions.

Both channels will combine the best of A+E Networks' programming with local and European productions, and will be carried exclusively on Canalsat.

Planete+ A&E will shed light on the extraordinary lives of ordinary people, from pawn brokers to ax men, truckers and today's entrepreneurs.

It will offer viewers a mix of unscripted franchises from the A+E Networks catalogue, including Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, Billy the Exterminator, My Ghost Story, Pawn Stars, and Counting Cars.

Planete+ Crime & Investigation takes viewers behind the scenes to uncover the stories behind real crimes and will give exclusive access to A+E Networks' crime/justice catalogue.

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

"The rollout of Planete+ A&E and Planete+ Crime & Investigation in France marks an important milestone for A+E Networks," said Dean Possenniskie, managing director, Europe, 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."

Last April, A+E Networks and Canal+ Group sealed a long-term content deal that covers acquisition, production and digital distribution.