E! (European TV channel)

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.

E!
E! logo 2012.png
Launched2 December 2002
NetworkNBCUniversal International Networks
Owned byNBCUniversal
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience shareUK:
0.08%
0.01% (+1) (April 2017, BARB)
SloganPop of Culture
Broadcast areaEurope
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Sister channel(s)13th Street Universal
CNBC Europe
Movies 24
Syfy
Esquire Network
Golf Channel
Euronews
Sky News
WebsiteOfficial Website
Availability
Satellite
Sky
(UK)
Channel 123 (SD/HD)
Channel 834 (SD)
Sky
(Ireland)
Channel 123
Channel 348 (HD)
Sky
(Italy)
Channel 129
Canal
(France)
Channel 48
Cyfrowy Polsat
(Poland)
Channel 99
NOVA
(Greece)
Channel 210
Digiturk
(Turkey)
Channel 112
D-Smart
(Turkey)
Channel 68
Channel 107 (HD)
TotalTV
(Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia)
Channel 17 (Serbia)
NOS
(Portugal)
Channel 75
Tring Digital
(Albania)
Channel 30
Telekom TV
(Romania)
Channel 144
Cable
Virgin Media
(Ireland)
Channel 147
Virgin Media
(United Kingdom)
Channel 156
Ziggo
(Netherlands)
Channel 126 (HD)
Magenta TelekomChannel 148
UPC RomaniaChannel 54
naxoo
(Switzerland)
Channel 33
UPC PolskaChannel 124
Serbia BroadbandChannel 311
Viasat
(Denmark)
Channel 37
IPTV
Vodafone Casa TV
(Portugal)
Channel 102
A1 Telekom AustriaChannel 519
meo
(Portugal)
Channel 102 (SD)
Channel 101 (HD)
BT
(United Kingdom)
Channel 321
Channel 386 (HD)
TalkTalk TV
(United Kingdom)
Channel 321
Plusnet
(United Kingdom)
Channel 321
eir Vision
(Ireland)
Channel 151
Streaming media
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)

History

E! Entertainment Television was founded by Larry Namer and Alan Mruvka in the United States.[1][2]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5][6][7] In the Summer of 2006 E! began localizing in France, Italy and the UK.[8]

At the end of 2011 E! launched in HD in Eastern Europe.[9] Followed by The UK and Ireland on 8 October 2012,[10] Germany on 30 April 2013 and other European countries.

E! has localised versions of the same channel including the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Poland, Italy and Russia. The channels share similar content but with localised advertising and dubbing and/or subtitling.[11] These channels are licensed by Ofcom. Alexander von Roon produces the German version. Melinda Cohen and Sabrina Alashi host.

See also

References

  1. ^ Slide, Anthony (1991). The television industry: a historical dictionary (illustrated ed.). Greenwood Press. p. 94. ISBN 9780313256349.
  2. ^ Dougherty, Philip H. (30 July 1987). "Advertising; Promoting Movies Via Cable". New York Times. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  3. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (3 June 1990). "TELEVISION; Fledgling Cable Networks Are Poised for Flight". The New York Times.
  4. ^ @Entertainment Adds E! to The Wizja TV Programming Platform Number of Wizja TV Channels Increases to 22.
  5. ^ Alan Jay (2 December 2002). "E! Entertainment launches on Sky". Digital Spy.
  6. ^ "E Entertainment UK Limited". Duedil. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  7. ^ "E! Entertainment Europe B.V." Company.info. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  8. ^ Chalaby, Jean K. (2009). Transnational Television in Europe: Reconfiguring Global Communications Networks. I.B.Tauris. p. 139. ISBN 9780857717474.
  9. ^ "E! Eastern Europe HD Change Log". KingofSat.net. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  10. ^ "E! HD Launches on SKY". Digital Spy. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  11. ^ Ofcom | Television Broadcast Licensing Update November 2012

External links

E! (disambiguation)

E! is an American television network.

E! may also refer to:

"E!" the existence predicate as used in free logic

E! (Canadian TV system), a defunct (2001–2009) over-the-air television system operated by Canwest

E! (Canadian TV channel), a Canadian cable/satellite television channel owned by Bell Media

E! (European TV channel), the European version of E!

E! (Asia), the Asian franchise of E!

E! (Australia), the Australian version of E!

SBS funE, a South Korean cable/satellite television channel previously known as SBS E!

Current
Former
Asia
Australia & New Zealand
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Latin America
Defunct
Corporate
officials
Universal Parks
& Resorts
NBCU Film and
Entertainment
Broadcast, Cable,
Sports and News
Direct-to-Consumer
and Digital
NBCUniversal
International
Networks
Other assets:
Former/Defunct
properties
and predecessors:
NPO
RTL
(RTL Nederland)
Talpa
Viacom
(VIMN)
Discovery
Walt Disney Co.
(Disney DTCI)
AMC
(AMC International)
WarnerMedia
Ziggo
NBCUniversal
(NBCU IN)
Stingray Digital
MuziekKiosk
Regional
Other
International
channels
Defunct
References

Languages

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