A&E (an initialism for its former name, the Arts & Entertainment Network), is an American cable and satellite television channel that serves as the flagship television property of A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and Disney–ABC Television Group (both of which maintain a 50% ownership interest).
The channel, which originally focused programming on biographies, documentaries and drama series (especially crime dramas and mysteries), has expanded to include reality television programming.
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Now reaching over 100-million homes, A&E is home to 100% original content that inspires and challenges audiences to "be original".
A&E offers a diverse mix of high-quality, immersive entertainment ranging from the network's original scripted series, including Bates Motel and Longmire, to signature nonfiction franchises including Duck Dynasty, Beyond Scared Straight and Storage Wars.
A+E Networks is truly a global media company with joint ventures and channels all over the world. In addition to its New York headquarters, A+E Networks has offices in London and Singapore.
The International division oversees 50 channels around the world, reaching more than 300-million subscribers in over 150 countries in 37 languages.