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Frndly TV adding on-demand shows from A+E Networks

Frndly TV's electronic program guide makes it easy to find channels and content to watch.
Frndly TV’s electronic program guide makes it easy to find channels and content to watch. (Image via Frndly TV app, Graphic by The Desk)

Streaming cable replacement Frndly TV says it has reached a deal with A+E Networks to make the programmer’s on-demand catalog available to subscribers.

The on-demand catalog includes reality shows, documentaries and other programs aired on A&E, Crime & Investigation, FYI, the History Channel, Lifetime and Vice TV. Among the titles that will be offered are:

  • 60 Days In (Crime & Investigation)
  • Adam Eats the 80s (History)
  • American Pickers (History)
  • Ancient Aliens (History)
  • Biography (A&E)
  • Christmas Wars (A&E)
  • The Curse of Oak Island (History)
  • Dark Side of the Right (Vice TV)
  • The First 48 (A&E)
  • Food that Built America (History)
  • Forged in Fire (History)
  • Icons: Unearthed (Vice)
  • Interrogation: Raw (A&E)
  • Married at First Sight (Lifetime)
  • Million Dollar House Hunters (FYI)
  • Modern Marvels (History)
  • Neighborhood Wars (A&E)
  • Parking Wars (A&E)
  • Pawn Stars (History)
  • Sell This House (FYI)
  • Storage Wars (A&E)
  • Tiny House Nation (FYI)
  • The UnXplained (History)
  • Vacation Rental Potential (FYI)
  • Working in the Room (FYI)

“A&E Networks has been a great partner with Frndly TV since its channels launched on our service,” Michael McKenna, the chief programming officer of Frndly TV, said in a statement on Tuesday. “The additional collection of shows from the A+E Networks library extends that relationship and is a nice holiday gift to our subscribers. We are excited to make available both current and past seasons of a wide variety of shows and movies to our customers at no additional cost to them.”

The on-demand catalog will be made available to new and existing Frndly TV subscribers without any additional cost, officials with the streaming service said. The A+E Networks portfolio of channels joined Frndly TV in January.

Related: Full review of Frndly TV, including channels, features and pricing

Frndly TV offers more than 40 live channels of family-friendly content, including A&E, the History Channel, Vice TV, Me TV, Decades TV, Heroes & Icons, Great American Family, Game Show Network, the Weather Channel, Get TV, Hallmark Channel and more.

The “Basic” plan of Frndly TV costs $7 a month and offers one stream of content in standard definition, as well as Frndly TV’s video on-demand catalog across supported channels. A “Classic” plan at $9 a month bumps the video quality up to high definition, allows users to stream content on two devices at once, and unlocks a cloud DVR feature that saves recorded content for at least three months (a similar “Premium” plan allows four simultaneous streams and saves recordings for nine months at a cost of $11 a month).

All plans offer the same live channels and video on-demand content. Frndly TV comes with a seven-day free trial for new subscribers who sign up using this link.

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