A+E Networks is an award-winning global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment, ranging from linear channels to websites, gaming, watch apps, and educational software as well as SVOD products, including first-to-market Apps such as HISTORY Vault and Lifetime Movie Club. A+E Networks is comprised of A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY, LMN, FYI, VICELAND, A+E Studios, History en Español, Crime + Investigation, Military History, Lifetime Real Women, A&E IndieFilms, A+E Networks International, A+E Networks Digital, and A+E Networks Consumer Products. A+E Networks channels and branded programming reach more than 335 million households in over 200 territories and 41 languages. A+E Networks, LLC is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst.
With the 25th anniversary of its annual awards ceremony fast approaching in 1953, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had a problem. For the first time in its history, it planned to host one ceremony held concurrently in both Hollywood and New York. Three of the big film studios, which customarily underwrote the expense of the evening, were balking at providing their usual support for such a costly bicoastal extravaganza.
There is an art to enticing hardcore enthusiasts to engage with your programming. But if done well, the results are -- for everyone from audiences to advertisers -- absolutely enormous. This was the core thought I took away from a conversation last week with Jim Hoffman, Executive Vice President, Program Partnerships and National Offices, and Christian Murphy, Head of Enthusiast Brands, both of A+E Networks.
Viewers who happened to flip to public television on the morning of February 19, 1968, might be forgiven for not realizing they were watching a pivotal moment in television history.