A&E (TV network)
A&E is an American basic cable network, the flagship television property of A&E Networks. The network was originally founded in 1984 as the Arts & Entertainment Network, initially focusing on fine arts, documentaries, dramas, and educational entertainment. Today, the network deals primarily in non-fiction programming, including reality docusoaps, true crime, documentaries, and miniseries.
|Broadcast area||United States|
|Headquarters||New York, New York, U.S.|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
(480i letterboxed for the SDTV feed)
(Hearst Communications/The Walt Disney Company)
|Launched||February 1, 1984|
|Replaced||Alpha Repertory Television Service|
The Entertainment Channel
As of July 2015, A&E is available to approximately 95,968,000 pay television households (82.4% of households with television) in the United States. The American version of the channel is being distributed in Canada while international versions were launched for Australia, Latin America, and Europe.