|Launched||December 2, 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
Style Network (Europe)
(UK & Ireland)
|Channel 151 (SD/HD)
Channel 233 (SD)
(Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia)
|Channel 17 (Serbia)|
|UPC Ireland||Channel 501|
|UPC Netherlands||Channel 115|
|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)
E! Entertainment 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 July 31, 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 emphasize its widening coverage of the celebrity-industrial complex, contemporary film, television and music, daily Hollywood gossip, and fashion.
E! in Europe has localized versions of the same channel including the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Poland and Italy. The channels share similar content but with localized advertising and dubbing and/or subtitling. These channels are licensed by Ofcom.
See also 
- Slide, Anthony (1991). The television industry: a historical dictionary (illustrated ed.). Greenwood Press. p. 94. ISBN 0-313-25634-9. OCLC 9780313256349.
- Dougherty, Philip H. (July 30, 1987). "Advertising; Promoting Movies Via Cable". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
- Gerard, Jeremy (June 3, 1990). "TELEVISION; Fledgling Cable Networks Are Poised for Flight". The New York Times.
- Alan Jay (December 2, 2002). "E! Entertainment launches on Sky". Digital Spy.
- "E Entertainment UK Limited". Duedil. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
- "E! Entertainment Europe B.V.". Company.info. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
- "E! Eastern Europe HD Change Log". KingofSat.net. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
- "E! HD Launches On SKY". Digital Spy. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
- Ofcom | Television Broadcast Licensing Update November 2012
- Official website
- E! Online International Official Site
- E! – Latin America Official Site (In Spanish)