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During the pre-launch, the channel was originally called Theater TV by National Geographic.
Arts & Entertainment Network
A&E was formed in 1984 through the merger of ABC-Hearst's Alpha Repertory Television Service (ARTS) and RCA's The Entertainment Channel (at the time a sister network of NBC); its original name, the Arts & Entertainment Network, reflected this merging.
Arts & Entertainment Cable Network
In May 1995, the 1987 logo was amended and modified, and most noticeably, the ampersand was made over. The channel's name also officially changed to the A&E Network, to reflect its declining focus on arts and entertainment.
On May 26, 2008, in conjunction with the premiere of the original film The Andromeda Strain, A&E rebranded with a new logo and slogan, Real Life. Drama., representing its shift from an arts-focused network to a more contemporary network focused on scripted programming. Both the logo and the on-air graphics package were designed by Loyalkaspar.
- A&E Network Announces Comprehensive Brand Positioning webcite
- Trollbäck + Company - A&E Rebranding
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NOTE: Except for European markets which fully owned by Hearst (and its respective partners) since 2019.