A+E Launching New Blaze Network With Sky in Italy

Channel features factual entertainment programming

A+E Networks said it is launching a Blaze network in Italy Wednesday that is being distributed exclusively by Sky Italia. Blaze features factual entertainment programming produced by A+E including Ax Men, Power & Ice, Mountain Men, Alone, Barter Kings, Storage Wars and Down East Dickering.

Ad sales for Blaze will be managed by Sky Media.

A+E launched a Blaze Channel in the U.K. last year.

“We are proud to continue the growth of Blaze with the launch in Italy with Sky," said Dean Possenniskie, GM, EMEA, A+E Networks. "The new channel strengthens the position of A+E Networks Italy, where the Company is already present with History and Crime+Investigation channels, both broadcast on Sky."