MIPTV Spotlight: A+E Networks


CANNES: Pop music mogul Timbaland works with aspiring young artists hoping to break through in the A+E Networks highlight The Pop Game, executive produced by Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri, among others.

The Curse of Oak Island, meanwhile, takes viewers off the coast of Nova Scotia, where treasure may have been buried in the 1700s. “Oak Island could be hiding one of the greatest treasures in history, but no one has ever been able to crack the code of how to get at it,” says Denis Cantin, the VP, head of content sales for EMEA at A+E Networks.

Leah Remini left Scientology after 34 years, and she meets with former high-level Scientology executives and church members who delve deep into stories of the abuse, harassment and heartbreak suffered by those who have left in Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

“A+E Networks is about pushing boundaries, inventing and reinventing genres; we’re not afraid to take risks,” says Cantin.