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What Does History Pay for Programming?

The ‘Sweet Spot’ for History In our previous post, we recapped the concept of the network ‘Sweet Spot’, and analyzed A&E’s commission costs. (See Archive: March 3, 2010). This week we look at the U.S. History channel, which is also owned by AETN, and its sister brands History International and Military History. History is distributed to more than 98 …

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What Does A&E Pay for Programs?

The ‘Sweet Spot’ for A&E In our previous posts, we examined Discovery’s ‘Sweet Spot’ for commissions. (See Archive: February 17 and February 24, 2010). This week we look at A&E, the flagship and parent of the AETN family of channels that includes History, Bio, History International, the digi-nets Crime & Investigation (CI) and Military History, and since …

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Discovery’s Digi-Nets: What Do They Pay for Programs?

The ‘Sweet Spot’ for Discovery’s Digi-Nets In our previous blog (February 17, 2010), we examined Discovery’s ‘Sweet Spot’ for commissions by the ‘Big Four’: The Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and Discovery Health, which will be relaunched as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. This week, we look at Discovery’s ‘’Digi-Nets’ – so named because they are not yet fully …

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What do Discovery’s ‘Big Four’ Networks Pay for Programming

  The ‘Sweet Spot’ Every network is steered by an annual programming budget that establishes or implies a “Sweet Spot” for an hour of original programming.   This benchmark is based on investment strategies, revenues, the competitive situation, contributions from co-producers and partners, and more.   The ‘Sweet Spot’ is the cost that the Director/VP …

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