The American media production corporation Arts & Entertainment Television Networks (A&E Television Networks or AETN) owns several television channels in the US and elsewhere. AETN specialises in biographies, drama series and (history and true crime) documentairies as well as reality television. The original educational services are downsized. Background information on each program or series is presented on this general website (tab Shows).A separate website called History Classroom is available for students and teachers. Furthermore Biography provides free material designed to encourage the use of biography in the classroom.
This easy to use portal is an example of how a commercial AV archive can provide access to its digital television broadcasts for the educational sector. Furthermore this portal is the shopping window for the archive.