Documentary Business

Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

A&E & History Channel: What Are They Buying? Dan Salerno’s Program Schedule Analysis. A Pact Webinar

Are A&E and History Channel still buying programs as we move into the Streaming Era?

What do they want from their producers?

Unlike Nat Geo and Discovery, A+E Networks’ decision-making is not complicated by the need to synchronize with their corporate parent’s streamer.

Veteran international programming executive and respected senior consultant Dan Salerno dives deep into their programs schedules in today’s revealing webinar.

This is episode #3 in a series produced by Pact, the UK producers’ association, in partnership with Documentary Business.

Watch here (25 min)


Here is Dan’s A&E schedule as featured in the webinar. His message is that “the colors tell the story!”

And here is his History Channel schedule…

Download the full presentation here.

More About “What the Channels are Buying!”

“Linear still matters!” That’s the theme of my Pact webinars with Dan on the U.S. channels’ programming strategies:

Previous Pact Webinar

  • StoryCentric Founder Ed Hersh unpacks the latest trends in the seemingly unlimited appetite for True Crime programming on every platform.
  • He discusses how the definition of the genre is expanding and what producers need to know before pitching True Crime ideas.
  • Watch our 20-minute Pact / Documentary Business episode here.

About Dan Salerno

Dan Salerno is a veteran media executive whose career spans multiple platforms across the global television business. He has been a key member of the leadership team for established and emerging networks, with an emphasis on strategic planning and content development. Most recently National Geographic’s Head of Programming, focusing on programming, development, and strategy, Salerno’s career also includes BBC, Gospel, Fuse, and the original launch team at Discovery and its sister channels.