A&E (Arts and Entertainment)

Founded: February, 1984
Parent Company: Disney-ABC, NBCUniversal
Tagline: "Real Life. Drama"
Website: aetv.com

Originally, the Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Channel focused highly on biography-type programs along with mysteries and documentaries. With the advent of reality TV, they jumped all-in and its helped revitalize their viewership and volume of new programs. Their target age demographic is in the 21-50 range (split pretty evenly between men and women), expanding each and every year as they go after new niches. If you like drama with a reality spin, make sure to bookmark A&E.

A&E Programming & Shows

Reruns: The Sopranos, Columbo, Law & Order, Breaking Away, Sherlock Holmes, etc.
Original Series: Biography, Dog The Bounty Hunter, Growing Up Gotti, Family Plots, The First 48, City Confidential, Criss Angel Mindfreak, Storage Wars, Parking Wars, etc.
Original Movies: Jane Eyre, Emma, Ike: Countdown to D-Day, The Andromeda Strain, The Great Gatsby, The Lost World, Napolon, Shackleton, Flight 93, etc.

Is A&E Available on DIRECTV or DISH?

Available - Channel 265 (SD / HD)
Available - Channel 118 (SD / HD), 9419 (HD)
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