A+E Networks outlines CEE strategy
A+E Networks plans to make Crime + Investigation more widely available in Central and Eastern Europe.
Speaking to Wirtualne Media, Izabella Wiley, the DG of A+E Networks UK in Central and Eastern Europe, added that at the same time it would also like to introduce H2 in a number of markets and is negotiations with several operators. Regarding Poland, it already distributes four complementary channels in the country and does not plan to introduce any more at this stage. Wiley also confirmed, as previously reported by Broadband TV News1, that Poland may be one of the first countries in Europe to receive the A+E Networks SVOD services History Vault and Lifetime Movie Club.
In addition, she expressed regret at A+E Networks not having been award a channel licence for Poland’s newest DTT multiplex (MUX 8).
In her view, at least some of the winners will have to enter into partnerships with strong TV players if they are to make their ventures a success.