A&E Networks is an American media company that operates several cable networks. It is a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation, and Disney-ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The "A&E" stands for "Arts & Entertainment". Disney and Hearst each own a 50% stake of A&E.

A&E also had a timeshare with Nickelodeon in 19841985. It began a year after Disney Channel was launched.

In 2009, AETN acquired Lifetime Entertainment Services and folded it into the A&E media company.


A&E owns several television networks:

See also

  • ESPN Inc., a joint venture media company also owned by Disney and Hearst