A&E (TV Network)
A&E (TV Network)
A&E (TV Network)

WWE Legends A&E

The post you are about to read is a brief summary of (A&E), a TV company which started way back in 1984, launched there special film company and is now working with WWE in a series called WWE Legends.
In this post I’ll walk you through how all these started. Kindly read till the end to know how all A&E TV and there wonderful collaboration with the WWE. Happy reading!!

A&E HISTORY

A&E HISTORY

According to Wikipedia, 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.
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.[1] The American version of the channel is being distributed in Canada while international versions were launched for Australia, Latin America, and Europe.

Brief history of A&E TV Network

According to sources, A&E launched was on February 1, 1984, initially available to 9.3 million cable television homes in the U.S. and Canada. The network is a result of the 1984 merger of Hearst/ABC’s Alpha Repertory Television Service (ARTS) and (pre–General Electric merger) RCA-owned The Entertainment Channel.

A&E and Meridian Broadcasting commissioned Horatio Hornblower (1999), a winner of two Primetime Emmy Awards, and the seven subsequent dramas in the series; Dash and Lilly (1999), which received nine Emmy nominations; and The Crossing (2000), which won the Peabody Award. The network TV network swiftly produced two original weekly drama series, Sidney Lumet’s 100 Centre Street and Nero Wolfe, these two series were said to have lasted from 2001 to 2002.

Fast forward after, A&E also launched their featured film production arm A&E IndieFilms in 2005.

These films included The docudrama Flight 93, about the hijacking of the plane which crashed in Pennsylvania during the September 11 attacks, was the most watched program on the network; the awesome movie attracted 5.9

According to sources, A&E launched was on February 1, 1984, initially available to 9.3 million cable television homes in the U.S. and Canada. The network is a result of the 1984 merger of Hearst/ABC’s Alpha Repertory Television Service (ARTS) and (pre–General Electric merger) RCA-owned The Entertainment Channel.

A&E and Meridian Broadcasting commissioned Horatio Hornblower (1999), a winner of two Primetime Emmy Awards, and the seven subsequent dramas in the series; Dash and Lilly (1999), which received nine Emmy nominations; and The Crossing (2000), which won the Peabody Award. The network TV network swiftly produced two original weekly drama series, Sidney Lumet’s 100 Centre Street and Nero Wolfe, these two series were said to have lasted from 2001 to 2002.

Fast forward after, A&E also launched their featured film production arm A&E IndieFilms in 2005.

These films included The docudrama Flight 93, about the hijacking of the plane which crashed in Pennsylvania during the September 11 attacks, was the most watched program on the network; the awesome movie attracted 5.

9 million viewers for its initial telecast on January 30, 2006. However, a new season premiere the third season premiere by Duck Dynasty surpassed it.
The previous record-holder for the network was a World War II docudrama, Ike: Countdown to D-Day, starring Tom Selleck and broadcast in 2004, with 5.5 million viewers. A&E later acquired rights to rerun the HBO series The Sopranos; its A&E premiere on January 10, 2007., averaged 3.86 million viewers, making it the most-watched premiere in the history of A&E Television. The series has continued to perform well for A&E as a television company.
An interesting fact that may blow your brains off is that the network now regularly ranks in the top ten basic U.S. cable channels in prime time ratings. Isn’t that wonderful!

Currently, it was revealed that on December 11, 2013, A&E launched a new on-air brand identity built around the slogan “Be Original”, emphasizing the network’s lineup of original productions and positioning it as a “much lighter, more fun place to come and spend time”. This was because of the successes of Duck Dynasty, Bates Motel and Storage Wars. It put A&E fourth in 2013 among cable channels in the key 18-to-49 age demographic.

And on February 20, 2014, A&E Networks expanded to the shores of UK announcing a UK version of the channel to launch on Sky channel 168 on March 24, with a Virgin Media launch date planned for next year. In Spain and Portugal, the channel was also launched on October 1, 2014, this replaced The Biography Channel in that market at that time and till now.

Also in October 2016, A&E premiered Live PD, a live series that followed U.S. police departments on patrol in real-time. I know you will be surprised to hear this!! Oh yes it’s true. The made the show garner commercial success in no time; in 2018, a survey by Inscape found Live PD to be the most-watched program among non-live (DVR and VOD) and over-the-top viewers in 2018.
A revival of the Biography franchise would also launch on June 28, 2017, with The Notorious Life of Biggie Smalls.

All about A&E’s collaboration with the WWE

My sources revealed that in 2021, A&E began a partnership with the biggest professional wrestling brand in WWE. This was a promotion to develop an original WWE content. This including eight episodes of Biography focusing on WWE figures, and the WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures. It was also followed by a series of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H in their search of wrestling memorabilia and we all enjoyed that back in the day.
Most Wanted Treasures was A&E’s most-watched new series in 2021, while the premiere of a Biography episode on Stone Cold Steve Austin attracted the franchise’s highest viewership in 16 years. Like this is to show that Steve Austin is a real deal not just for WWE but for A&E also. This made the partnership to expand on 2022 to include a 24-episode renewal for Most Wanted Treasures, an additional 35 Biography: WWE Legends episodes, and a new series that will profile WWE’s greatest rivalries.
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