A&E, is an American cable and satellite television channel that serves as the flagship television property of A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and Disneyâ€“ABC Television Group. The channel is headquartered in New York City and operates offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; London, England; Los Angeles, California and Stamford, Connecticut. The U.S. version of the channel is shown in Canada while international versions exist for Australia and Latin America. The network plans a major launch in Europe during 2014 with several local versions.
The channel, which originally focused programming on biographies, documentaries, and drama series, has expanded to include reality television programming. As of August 2013, A&E is available to approximately 98,302,000 pay television households in the United States.
On February 20, A+E Networks UK announced a UK version of the channel to launch on Sky channel 168 on March 24, With a Virgin Media launch date planned for next year.