NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A+E Networks today announces that their award-winning portfolio will launch on the new AT&T streaming service DIRECTV NOW platform that will debut in the fourth quarter of 2016. A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, FYI™ and VICELAND™ will all be available to DIRECTV NOW customers.
"We are thrilled to team up with AT&T to offer our brands on the DIRECTV NOW platform at launch," said David Zagin, President, Distribution, A+E Networks. "It's exciting for A+E Networks to continue to be at the leading front of the technology evolution. DIRECTV NOW will offer consumers a new way of receiving our content giving our viewers access to our strong portfolio of entertainment brands."
"A+E Networks is a welcome addition to the DIRECTV NOW platform," said Dan York, chief content officer for AT&T. "Customers of our new streaming service will have a wide array of programming choices they can access within minutes by just downloading the app and signing up."
DIRECTV NOW, launching in the fourth quarter of this year, will offer customers access to more than 100 channels, including live and on-demand programming from top networks, as well as premium add-on options. AT&T and DIRECTV customers will be able to access and stream the service over a wired or wireless Internet connection using a variety of connected devices without requiring additional hardware, satellites, long-term contracts or credit checks.
About A+E Networks
A+E Networks®, LLC. is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, DVDs, gaming, watch apps and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of A&E®, Lifetime®, History®, LMN®, FYI™, H2™, VICELAND™, A+E Studios™, History en Espaňol™, Crime & Investigation Network™, 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 350 million households in over 200 territories. A+E Networks, LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
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