A+E Media Group Pacts with Impact Network


The Impact Network has entered into a multiyear licensing partnership with A+E Media Group, tapping into the “Black Excellence Collection” from the company’s content library.

Titles include The HISTORY Channel’s Roots, Lifetime’s unscripted series Bring It and scripted movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, as well as Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution hosted by Kareem Abdul Jabar.

Impact’s executive VP, Royal Jackson, said: “Impact feels like A+E Media Group has done an integral job in presenting African American voices, imagery and narratives with dignity and care.

“In addition, A+E Media Group has a diverse library of the black experience where content showcasing African American life reaches beyond a monolithic ‘one size fits all’ approach that fits perfectly with the Impact Network’s core mission of entertainment.”

Impact’s CEO, Wayne T. Jackson, added: “Impact applauds A+E Networks for stepping up to their commitment in the diversity space in media through its partnership with Impact.”

Ellen Lovejoy, senior VP of global content sales at A+E Networks, said: “A+E Networks is thrilled to be in business with Impact TV, enabling our diverse slate of programming to reach a new and dynamic audience. We share a goal to reach a broader audience aimed at the elevated stories around the black community and its culture.”