Talk:A&E (TV channel)

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Requested move[edit]

A&E NetworkA&E Television Networks – {"A&E Television Networks" is the proper name for the network} — Literaryfairy 03:01, Jun 2, 2005 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

I believe the request is to move A&E Network, and that this needs some discussion. -- Rick Block (talk) 14:14, Jun 2, 2005 (UTC)

My bad--yes, my request is to move A&E Network (not A&E Networks) to A&E Television Networks. The s at the end was a typo. Although looking back at the entry for A&E Network, it seems that it could potentially be split & developed into two separate entries: (1) A&E Television Networks (the correct name of the company), and (2) A&E (the channel, which would include the list of shows) — Literaryfairy 00:17, Jun 3, 2005 (UTC)

I think the suggestion above is quite a sensible idea. I'm not going to move anything for the moment as I'm hoping for more input. When a decision is made do please feel free to come along to my talk page and I'll help in any way I can. violet/riga (t) 22:10, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

This is similar to the situation with major record labels, radio & TV stations, and other media outlets where big-time corporate consolidation has resulted in each formerly independent label, station, channel, or network being preserved as just a brand. Regardless of the A&E channel/network's origins, it is marketed as, and is thus widely considered to be, not synonymous with the corporation that also owns The History Channel and The Biography Channel. I think the distinction between the parent company and the channels/brands should be preserved here. So, I agree with Literaryfairy, although the specific article names don't really matter much to me. — mjb 21:09, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

The English Channel[edit]

I can't find a reference, but didn't A&E start out as 'The English Channel'? before expaniding to it's pre-reality programming? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pqdave (talkcontribs) 07:13, 6 January 2006.

No. The history as given in the article is correct...which is probably why you can't find a reference. Canonblack 23:35, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Housekeeping[edit]

Tidied things up with footnotes, headings and a toc. Also added a few numbers about the network's highest-rated programs. Casey Abell 15:40, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

breakfast with the arts - still exists?[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A&E_Network states (end of section 1 and beginning of section 2) -

"The show Breakfast with the Arts, which still airs, once featured a higher quantity of classical music than it does now, and fewer interviews.

[edit] Recent developments

Between 2003 and 2007, the channel gradually retired several long-running series, moving Murder, She Wrote and Agatha Christie's Poirot to The Biography Channel and cancelling Breakfast with the Arts, in favor of reality programming such as Dog The Bounty Hunter, Growing Up Gotti, Family Plots, Airline, Inked, King of Cars, and Criss Angel Mindfreak."

one place says "breakfast with the arts" still airs. later cancellation is indicated.

regards. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.173.0.94 (talk) 11:21, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

New Commerical[edit]

I don't know if it deserves mention in the main article, but I did spend a while looking for the name of the song used in the new commerical. (I found it very touching, especially the two coreys part, and the Sopranos part)

1st part. Not sure - (two men sitting in a truck 'Could u have faith in an ex-convict who talks to God?'

2nd part. Not sure - (female swat member 'you got what it takes to confront America's most dangerous criminals?'

3rd part. Not sure - (male in a hoodie 'you got the courage to face the next world?'

4th part. Criss Angel from the show Mindfreak - 'Would you let me inside your mind?'

5th part. Gene Simmons from the show Family Jewels - 'I'm perfect, your not, can you handle that?'

6th part. Corey Feldman from the show The two Coreys - 'Would you stay together if all you had in common was the past?'

7th part. Tony Sirico from the show The Sopranos - 'Will you be there for me when I have to deal with a death in the family?'

The commerical features the song The Surface of the Sun by John Murphy

A low quality clip of the commercial on youtube http://youtube.com/watch?v=WLdicrMy2yI

The full song on youtube http://youtube.com/watch?v=rWlXU2DeYkQ

A forum post (source) http://adtunes.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43634

Tydamann (talk) 14:08, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

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Nickelodeon[edit]

Nick used A&E as a block from 1981 to 1985 when Nick @ Nite took over. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.243.17.185 (talk) 21:34, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Major Editing Needed[edit]

No new updates have been added for anything that has happened since 2009. Thepoodlechef (talk) 22:44, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Interview show in early years[edit]

In its early years A&E had an interview show which was excellent. As I remember the interviewer was never on camera. I don’t know who he was. Perhaps someone remembers. 98.220.165.202 (talk) 21:10, 10 June 2014 (UTC)