A&E Networks is regularly finding ways to make its programming more widely available, particularly by having on-demand options through TV providers and its own apps. To help boost these efforts, the company’s now bringing live streaming into the fold, at least with a couple of properties. As of today, viewers can now watch a real-time feed of A&E and History, via each channel’s website and their applications on iOS. No word on when, or if, the feature will head to Android.
Episodes of A&E’s “Storage Wars” and “Bates Motel” and History’s “Vikings” (pictured, above) and “Swamp People” are now available to watch live online and mobile devices — for most pay TV subscribers, anyway. A+E Networks has launched authenticated access to live feeds of both A&E and History, available on the Web and via the networks’ apps for Apple iOS devices. “This is just another stage in our evolution of TV Everywhere,” A+E Networks senior VP of digital media Evan Silverman said. “One of our strategies has been to offer robust content, both in front of the wall (free to all users) and behind (to customers of participating pay TV partners).”