A&E Networks Announced Long-Term Agreement With DirecTV

Gilligan sold the script for the "Battle Creek" pilot to CBS in 2002, but the network was not able then to find the right cast to make a pilot. (Thinkstock)

Gilligan sold the script for the "Battle Creek" pilot to CBS in 2002, but the network was not able then to find the right cast to make a pilot. (Thinkstock)

A&E Networks announced today it has reached a long- term agreement to have its various cable networks continue to be carried by DirecTV and AT&T’s U-verse TV.

“The new agreement delivers to AT&T terms that reflect its new scale and status as the largest pay TV provider in the world,” according to AT&T. AT&T is the parent company of El Segundo-based DirecTV.

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A&E Networks includes A&E, Lifetime and History. It will soon replace H2 with Viceland, an entertainment network featuring shows to be led by Oscar- winning writer/director Spike Jonze.

 

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