E! Entertainment Television has hit the 80 million-subscriber benchmark,
officials said Wednesday.
E! debuted in June 1990, and it now reaches nearly 90 percent of U.S.
"Reaching the 80 million-subscriber mark is a wonderful cap-off to an amazing
year at E!," E! Networks CEO Mindy Herman said in a prepared statement.
"From our elaborate network-rebrand initiative to our breakthrough series,
The Anna Nicole Show,to the launch of E! International Network
and, most recently, the unveiling of E! Studios, 2002 is definitely a year to
remember," she added.