A&E Networks Acquires Lifetime

Aug 27, 2009  •  Post A Comment

As expected–and as previously reported–A&E Networks announced today that it is acquiring Lifetime Entertainment Services.

A&E is co-owned by DIsney, Hearst and General Electric’s NBC. Lifetime has been a 50/50 joint venture between Disney and Hearst.

In May, 2008, Disney CEO Robert Iger told Multchannel News that if would be better if  Lifetime was part of the A&E group: "We leave some money on the table by not managing them as a whole, meaning one company." 

According to the deal announced today–which the parties hope to conclude by the end of the year– after 15 years NBC could exit the venture.

–Chuck Ross


  1. Nice!! Great Ifo. Great People. Great Blog. Thank you for all the great sharing that is being done here.

Your Comment

Email (will not be published)