US and UK streaming aggregator ScreenHits TV has partnered with A + E Networks Germany of Hearst Communications to broadcast History Play and Crime + Investigation Play channels on its platform in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
The channels, which are part of A + E’s premium portfolio, will be available on the ScreenHits TV desktop site, app, and connected devices in the coming weeks. Available shows will include “Forged in Fire”, “Ancient Aliens” and “American Pickers” on History Play and “The First 48”, “60 Days In” and “Surviving R. Kelly” on Crime + Investigation Play.
In July, Ramy Nasser, senior vice president, corporate development and partnerships for ScreenHits TV, led the aggregator’s entry into Germany with VOD’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media and Discovery joint venture, Joyn, along with others. upcoming partners. After officially launching in the spring after nearly a year of beta testing, ScreenHits TV is in the midst of a global rollout across Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and Latin and North America.
ScreenHits TV Founder and CEO Rose Hulse said: “This marks the start of a very productive relationship with A + E Networks across the German region. Our collaboration is designed to make it even easier for the millions of dedicated fans of these hugely popular A + E premium channels to find and locate the volumes of compelling and frenzy-worthy content they offer.
Kathrin Palesch, MD A + E Networks Germany, said: “It’s great that we will soon be able to offer ScreenHits TV users in Germany, Austria and Switzerland access to our wide range of popular documentaries and series with our HISTORY Play and Crime + Investigation Game on-demand channels. As ScreenHits TV’s first German partner in factual entertainment, we are constantly continuing to develop our digital distribution.
“A + E Networks Germany, which brings exceptional documentaries and factual entertainment to audiences in German-speaking territory, adds another important layer of quality content creation to our platform,” added Nasser.
ScreenHits TV is also expected to launch bundled packages across all territories offering consumers at least 25% discounts on personalized streaming service packages and delivering them all with a single consolidated monthly bill.
London-based ScreenHits TV is an organized streaming aggregator allowing subscribers to integrate free platforms supported by subscribers and advertisers.
Pictured (LR): Rose Hulse, “Surviving R. Kelly”, Kathrin Palesch