NEW YORK, NY – August 13, 2020 – WE tv announced today that they have re-upped a distribution agreement with leading global unscripted distributor, Off the Fence. WE tv and Off the Fence have been partners for over a decade. This agreement will see Off the Fence distributing more than 1,200 hours of all media content internationally and on the domestic side, 1,000+ hours of second window linear television.
WE tv has solidified itself as a leader in unscripted television, fuelled by its popular franchises and authentic, relatable storytelling, including the word-of-mouth viral phenomenon Love After Lockup, which chronicles couples making the complicated transition to love on the ‘outside’ when one partner is released from prison, as well as docuseries franchise Growing Up Hip Hop, which follows the next generation of hip hop royalty. WE tv’s slate of original programming includes: Growing Up Hip Hop (73 x 60′), Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta (38 x 60′) and Growing Up Hip Hop: New York (11 x 60’ and 2 x 90’), Love After Lockup (36 x 60′, 2 x 90’ and 1 x 120’) and Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup (23 x 60’), the popular spinoff following favorite “Lockup” couples as they build their post-prison lives.
The WE tv slate also includes Beyond the Pole (7 x 60’), which explores the world of some of Atlanta’s most famous strippers, the Angie Martinez hosted docuseries Untold Stories of Hip Hop (6 x 60’), Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka (6 x 60’), hour-long documentary Power, Influence & Hip-Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def, LA Hair, and Patti Stanger’s Million Dollar Matchmaker, among many others. WE tv’s brand defining shows continue to make the network the #1 cable destination for African American women on Thursday and Friday nights.
“We’re thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with Off the Fence and are incredibly proud of the work we’ve done with their team over the years to bring WE tv’s compelling content to fans around the world,” said Theresa Patiri, SVP of Production and Business Affairs for WE tv. “Through our expanding partnership, audiences will have even more access to WE tv’s originals across new channels and platforms.”
Stefanie Fischer, Managing Director Sales, Off the Fence added: “We are excited to prolong our partnership with WE tv. Their commitment to delivering outstanding programming with long running series and specials prove to be a success around the globe. We look forward to expanding the existing programmes even further internationally and are thrilled about introducing the new series to our clients worldwide”
About WE tv:
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.
About Off the Fence:
Off the Fence is a leading non-fiction content company of global scale and reach, producing and distributing exceptional factual programming. Owned by ZDF Enterprises since 2019, and established in 1994, Off the Fence is a 360 factual content company. OTF develop, finance, produce and co-produce international non-fiction programmes across a range of genres including Natural History, Science, Travel & Adventure, Lifestyle, History, People & Culture, Crime and Feature Docs.
For more information, please visit www.offthefence.com or contact Jennifer Kemp – 0044 207 869 8401.