A+E Networks Africa announced this week that it is introducing a whole bunch of new programming, including high impact international and local productions across all three brands i.e. HISTORY, Lifetime and the Crime+Investigation (CI) channels over the next six months.

“Great content lies at the essence of each of our channels and we are paying attention to our audiences needs worldwide, by not just entertaining but also raising awareness of issues that create conversation. We go beyond the stories and offer relevant relatable content that resonates with viewers who have come to love and admire our brands,” said Dean Possenniskie, Managing Director A+E Networks, EMEA.


A+E Networks Africa will continue to expand its local content strategy on CI. SA Crime Stories S2 is a 13-part series that will feature stories that shook SA to the core, including the tragic abduction and murder of student Leigh Matthews – in Finding Leigh.

A new local special around abusive relationships and gender-based violence will form part of a broader global campaign that will run for a year with key partnerships and more local voices being added to the narrative. CI Africa will air specially curated programming for 16 consecutive days starting on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November till 10 December, featuring cases where women are abused, assaulted, stalked and often killed by their partners.

The special, produced by Nala Media, will be narrated by renowned journalist, author and former news anchor, Iman Rappetti and explores 4 high profile local cases that represent the cycle of violence so embedded in our society. Rappetti interweaves the stories of these women with her own childhood experiences.


A+E Networks Africa announced that it has acquired the rights to the format of the international hit series Don’t Tell the Bride. The show follows a sometimes-clueless bridegroom who is given a budget to plan the entire wedding while keeping his worried bride in the dark. This comes hot on the heels of Lifetime’s Wedding Week Stunt which featured local special, 2 Weddings and a Superstar with AKA.

Lifetime Africa has become a favourite destination for wedding and relationship shows and the trend continues with new series’ Marrying Millions and Heartbreak Island and a new season of Married at First Sight (MAFS).

From the producers of 90 Day Fiancé, Marrying Millions explores the intricacies and drama faced by real-life couples with large age and income gaps as well as cultural differences.

Heartbreak Island sets hearts racing and temperatures rising when a group of single guys and girls put everything on the line in a bid to find their perfect match and win $100,000.


The HISTORY Africa channel kicks off another year of high-octane programming as part of their Biggest Names on History campaign this October.

Legendary actors Damian Lewis, Robert Redford, William Shatner and pop-culture and 80’s icons David Hasselhoff and Chuck Norris are some of the key talent featured in the upcoming shows.

The UnXplained is a non-fiction series that explores the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries. Hosted by William Shatner, each episode examines subjects that have mystified mankind for centuries.

Damian Lewis: SPY WARS is an 8-part docu-drama that features the remarkable true stories behind some of the most gripping and important international spy operations of the last forty years.

A+E Networks Africa promises a robust schedule of exciting and impactful original programming, as well as brand new local and international content that will resonate with audiences.

Find out more on their website – HERE…

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