To understand the significance of the Justice brand of A&E's programming, it pays to talk with Bill Kurtis.
With titles such as "Pride and Prejudice," "Horatio Hornblower" and "Shackleton" as evidence, A&E's success with its Brit co-productions is due to careful, time-consuming preparation.
Not exactly material that would seem suited for the History Channel, "Breaking Vegas" is the story of MIT students who made millions.
When Abbe Raven became executive vice president and general manager of A&E in fall 2002, she had a challenge on her hands with the "Biography" series that was somewhat akin to retrofitting the QE2.
Reality TV on A&E will be free of bug munching, backstabbing and soulmate searching. But there will be mortuary loitering.
After a hard day of womanizing, extortion and violence, Tony Soprano relaxes with his feet up and the History Channel on the tube.
Information-based programming and documentaries have found new life thanks to DVD, and so has A&E's homevid unit.
History, it turns out, is a very touchy subject that each country takes quite personally. That's why A&E's History Channel has taken a different approach to launching spinoff channels in foreign…
Things have gotten dramatic at the WB, which greenlit three hour-long pilots Monday, while NBC said yes to a comedy from Conan O'Brien's production shingle.
If Tony Shaloub's phobic detective "Monk" is terrified of crowds, then he's in deep trouble, because the Jan. 30 episode on USA chalked up 6.3 million viewers, a record.