History, Lifetime, Crime + Investigation and H2 will join TalkTalk’s TV Boosts from August 28.
The four channels from A&E’s network will all be available to subscribers signing up to TalkTalk’s Entertainment Extra (£15/month), while only History and Lifestime are available for those with the Entertainment TV Boost (£10/month).
The channels will showcase new programmes this season including the UK premiere of the second series of The Witches of East End on Lifetime, a new series of Pawn Stars UK on History, The World Wars on H2 and a new series of Crimes That Shook Britain on Crime + Investigation.
Bakori Davis, VP of commercial operations at A&E Networks UK, said: “We are very pleased to announce this partnership, which offers a significant opportunity for us to expand the reach of our leading factual and entertainment channels across the UK and Ireland. We’re confident that the exciting content across our portfolio will really appeal to TalkTalk’s customers.’’
They’re available on both TalkTalk Essentials TV and Plus TV, and as with all TalkTalk TV Boosts, there’s no ongoing subscription, just a rolling monthly contract you can cancel at any time.
If you’re not signed up to the Entertainment or Entertainment Extra packages but have TalkTalk TV, you’ll be able to watch the channels for free in an open weekend on August 30-31.
Henrik Karlberg, head of TV at TalkTalk said adding A&E’s channels shows how the ISP is listening to customer feedback: “As Britain’s fastest growing TV service, it’s fantastic to be offering our ever increasing base of TV customers more of the content they love.
“Our TV packages are getting richer and we’re providing even more value to our customers. This deal is yet another example of how TalkTalk TV keeps getting better.”
The four channels will also become available on TalkTalk’s catch-up TV, with an on demand library of series box sets arriving later in 2014.