A+E NETWORKS(R) LAUNCHES NEW FAST CHANNEL SKILLS + THRILLS(TM) CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN SPIRIT OF GRIT AND ADVENTURE
Available Today on The Roku Channel
Joins Lively Place and Crime 360 FAST Channels
NEW YORK (September 29, 2020) - A+E Networks(R) has launched Skills
+ Thrills(TM) an all-new FAST channel featuring fan-favorite reality series along
with premium nonfiction and competition programming from their library
catalog. Available today on The Roku Channel, the home for free and
premium entertainment on the Roku(R) platform, Skills + Thrills will roll out
across major streaming platforms in the coming months, it was announced
today by Steve MacDonald, President, Global Content Licensing &
International, A+E Networks.
Celebrating the American spirit of grit and adventure, Skills + Thrills is the latest
24/7 FAST channel from A+E Networks to premiere this past year, joining
Lively Place - which features award-winning, premium lifestyle series; and
Crime 360, which takes viewers inside the theories and evidence presented in
actual criminal investigations.
"Fueled by A+E Networks' hugely successful cache of premium library content,
Skills + Thrills serves fans with the shows they want in programming blocks that
are tailored to their interests, including favorites like Duck Dynasty and Ice
Road Truckers," said MacDonald. "We're glad to partner out of the gate with
Roku, reaching their extensive audiences across The Roku Channel and
creating tremendous value for A+E's content through their incredible
ad monetization. We are equally excited to introduce Skills + Thrills to
additional partners and fans over the coming months."
Skills + Thrills is a fully scheduled channel that includes programming from
A+E Networks' vast library of award-winning content. Among the first
programs included in the schedule are adventure series Ice Road Truckers,
Top Gear; reality series Ozzy and Jack's World Detour, Duck Dynasty;
competition series Top Shot, The Strongest Man in History; and nonfiction
series Hunting Hitler and The Curse of Civil War Gold.
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ABOUT A+E NETWORKS
A+E Networks(R) is a global content company comprised of some of the most
popular and culturally-relevant brands in media including A&E(R),
Lifetime(R), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), FYI(R), VICE TV(R) and Blaze(R). A+E
Networks' portfolio extends across platforms and genres, with a scripted
production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production through Six
West Media(TM); independent film unit A&E IndieFilms(R); watch apps, games,
FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD initiatives including Lifetime
Movie Club and HISTORY Vault; and podcasts such as History This Week,
through A+E Digital(R); Experiential/branded live events and Ecommerce
through A+E Consumer Enterprises(R); and branded channels, content
distribution and scripted/unscripted co-productions around the world through
A+E International(R). A+E Networks' channels and branded programming reach
more than 335 million households in over 200 territories in 41 languages.
A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst.
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