November 10, 2021
A&E Networks Nov. 10 announced a content distribution deal with Frndly TV, a low-cost online TV streaming platform that charges subscribers less than $10 monthly. Included in the deal: A&E, the History channel, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, FYI, Military History and ViceTV, which begin streaming on Nov. 18.
The announcement was made by Michael McKenna, chief programming officer of Frndly TV, and David Zagin, president of distribution for A+E Networks.
“The addition of the seven A+E Networks’ channels is a seminal event in Frndly TV’s growth,” McKenna said in a statement. “We are now able to add outstanding quality to our programming lineup with some of the most desired and loved channels in all TV.”
Frndly TV subscribers will be able to watch the whole range of A+E Networks’ original programming including A&E’s “The First 48,” “Storage Wars,” “City Confidential” and “Court Cam”; and the History channel’s “The Curse of Oak Island,” “Pawn Stars,” “Forged in Fire” and “Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman.” At Lifetime series include “Married at First Sight,” premiering in 2022, along with “Leave it to Geege,” and “My Killer Body with K. Michelle.”