A+E Networks International Inks HISTORY Format Deals


A+E Networks International has secured new format commissions for a trio of The HISTORY Channel shows in the Nordics and Latin America.

Alone, a self-shot survival competition series that will debut its eighth season on The HISTORY Channel in the U.S. in June, recently premiered its first season on discovery+ in Sweden as Ensam I Vildmarken. The fifth season of Alone’s Danish iteration, Alene I Vildmarken, premiered in March, while Norway premiered its version of the format, Alene, in 2017.

In Latin America, the Spanish-language format Forged in Fire (Desafio Sobre Fuego) will return for its fourth season on The HISTORY Channel LATAM. Forged in Fire follows outstanding bladesmiths from across the region as they compete to create a gamut of weapons, from the traditional to the exotic.

The HISTORY Channel Latin America has premiered a Spanish-language adaptation of The UnXplained, a premium format that attempts to get to the truth behind the most bizarre and mysterious events ever reported. Hosted and executive produced in the U.S. by William Shatner, the Spanish-language format is hosted by actor, stand-up comedian and producer John Leguizamo.

Ellen Lovejoy, senior VP and head of sales for America and formats, said: “A+E Networks is fortunate to have a catalog rich with engaging formats that deliver ratings and appeal to a broad global audience. We are thrilled that these series, which have already found great success in the U.S., will continue to build and connect to audiences around the world.”