A&E Networks

A&E Networks (stylized as A+E NETWORKS) is an American multinational broadcasting company that is a 50–50 joint venture between Hearst Communications and The Walt Disney Company through its General Entertainment Content division. The company owns several non-fiction and entertainment-based television brands, including its namesake A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI, and their associated sister channels, and holds stakes in or licenses their international branches.

A&E Television Networks, LLC
TypeJoint venture
Limited liability company
IndustryMass media
Founded1984; 38 years ago (1984)
Key people
  • Paul Buccieri
  • (president)
  • David Granville-Smith (COO, CFO)
ProductsHome video
ServicesBroadcasting & Cable TV
Total equityest. $20 billion (2013)
OwnersEach of 50% owned by:[lower-alpha 1]
  • Consumer Enterprises
  • A+E Networks International
  • Digital Media
  • A+E Network
  • History Network
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