|Launched||2 December 2002|
|Network||Universal Networks International|
|Owned by||E! Entertainment Europe B.V. (NBCUniversal)|
|Picture format||576i (16:9, SD)
|Slogan||Pop of Culture|
|Sister channel(s)||13th Street Universal
(UK & Ireland)
|Channel 151 (SD/HD)
Channel 233 (+1)
Channel 294 (SD)
(Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia)
|Channel 17 (Serbia)|
|UPC Ireland||Channel 147|
Channel 115 (HD)
Channel 95 (HD)
Channel 115 (SD)
|UPC Austria||Channel 148|
|UPC Romania||Channel 54|
|UPC Poland||Channel 124|
|SBB Serbia||Channel 311|
|Viasat Denmark||Channel 37|
|Vodafone Casa TV
|A1 Kabel TV
|Channel 84 (SD)
Channel 83 (HD)
|TalkTalk Plus TV
E! is a European television channel, operated by E! Entertainment Europe B.V. and owned by NBCUniversal. It features entertainment-related programming, reality television and Hollywood gossip and news. E! currently has an audience reach of 600 million homes internationally.
The network launched on 31 July 1987 as Movietime, a service that aired movie trailers, entertainment news, event and awards coverage, and interviews as an early example of a national barker channel. Three years later, in June 1990, Movietime was renamed E! Entertainment Television to emphasise its widening coverage of the celebrity-industrial complex, contemporary film, television and music, daily Hollywood gossip, and fashion.
In the Fall of 1999, Zone Vision launched E! Entertainment in Poland, under a licensing agreement on the Polish digital platform Wizja TV, with Zone's Studio Company providing localized content.  The channel was shut down by 2002. In 2002 E! launched in Europe with its headquarters situated in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. One of the first countries E! broadcast in was Germany, where it telecast daily.
E! in Europe has localised versions of the same channel including the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Poland, Italy and Russia. The channels share similar content but with localised advertising and dubbing and/or subtitling. These channels are licensed by Ofcom.
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