A&E Television Networks is an American media company. 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 Network. Disney and Hearst own 42.5% each, while NBC Universal owns 15%.
In 2009 AETN acquired Lifetime Entertainment Services and folded it into the A&E media company.
A&E owns several television networks: