A+E

Dish Network customers will have new viewing opportunities, but also have to pay for additional channels, as a result of the multi-year agreement. Like most new pay TV carriage deals, this one expands Dish’s ability to offer A+E Networks programming on VOD and via digital streaming platforms. It specifically includes Dish’s planned linear and VOD streaming service, expected to be a low-cost alternative to conventional pay TV but only available to individuals — not entire households. But Dish also agreed to add A+E’s H2 (a History Channel spinoff) and FYI (the newly rebranded Biography Channel) to its America’s Top 200 package. The deal gives Dish rights to other A+E channels including LMN (formerly Lifetime Movie Network), History en Espanol, Crime + Investigation, and Military History.
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