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    • Presented by: Jennifer L. PricciIntegrated Sales Manager
    • At A&E Television Networks®, we understand that savvy marketers are looking for more than just a one-size-fits-all media schedule.Utilizing our assets, alliances and initiatives, we can create customized marketing programs tailored to meet your objectives and suited to your needs.Whether its a short-term product introduction or a full-blown branding campaign, well put on our thinking caps and work with you to develop a marketing program thats strategic, unique and delivers results. Let us put our assets, alliances, and initiatives to work for you!
    • About AETN• A&E Television Networks, a joint venture of The Hearst Corporation, ABC, Inc. and NBC Universal, is an award-winning, international media company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television programming, to home videos/DVDs and music CDs, to web sites, as well as supporting nationwide educational initiatives.• AETN is comprised of: – A&E Network® – The History Channel® – History International™ – The Biography Channel® – Military History Channel™ – The History Channel en español™ – Crime & Investigation Network™ – AETN International – AETN Consumer Products.
    • To Infinity and Beyond…• AETN currently reaches over 91 Million American homes• A&E Network is a top ten ad-supported cable network – number seven in the adults 18-49 demographic – eight among adults 25-54 – The strength of the networks original programming has led to record- breaking viewership among key adults 18-34 and 18-49 demographics• A&E posts double digit increases in all key demos – Compared to October 2005, October 2006 garnered increases of 15% in household coverage rating (.99), 16% in adults 25-54 impressions (581,000), 21% in adults 18-49 impressions (576,000) and 24% in adults 18-34 (255,000) – The month was also tied for the youngest October in network history, helping to maintain a median age of just 45 years year-to-date, down from 49 years at this point last year.• Additionally, year-to-date A&E has improved by 4% among adults 25-54 impressions, 13% among adults 18-49 impressions and 24% among adults 18-34 impressions, versus year-to-date 2005
    • You Say You Wanna Revolution? Well… Maybe You Didn’t Welcome to the age of consumer control!• Media no longer defines itself based on distribution platforms but around brand identities• Meeting the needs of the new marketplace as it moves from its traditional structure to a model that puts audiences and brand missions squarely in the center means it’s imperative for marketers and their agencies to figure out new ways to tell their stories – It’s no longer enough to think in terms of print, or cable or online – The focus is on the customer—and how to best reach and serve that customer, no matter what medium is used• Media companies need to change their own mind-sets, their business models and external perceptions… AETN has evolved… reinventing themselves to serve this 360° world!
    • Welcome to Our New 360° Media Model Media choices are proliferating at an astonishing rate, AETN solutions keep up with the most effective ways to reach out to potential customers in a fragmented, shifting media world.• Although it began as a media planning tool, 360° has since expanded to embrace the entire process of communicating with customers and prospects• Multitasking, media-meshing consumers have encouraged AETN to rethink the very ways in which they communicate with customers and prospects• It is no longer about reaching the consumer, the challenge now, because of multitasking, is connecting with consumer• AETN does this by understanding their potential customers better, including how they tend to use media helping marketers make those connections with consumers
    • The AETN Integration Mantra AETN offers multiple platforms with a wide range of combinations to help savvy marketers thrive and stay relevant in a consumer-centric entertainment and multi-media world.• The AETN 360° approach zeros in on a target group of consumers most likely to be receptive to a certain message and surrounds using a variety of media to touch them at different points along the decision-to-buy process• At AETN, we make it our business to understand the latest consumer behavior, then we deliver the multiplatform entertainment experiences that meet the needs and desires of our massive fan bases
    • AETN: A Content Powerhouse Our supercharged transformation from a cable TV company to a content powerhouse means we are reaching highly attractive consumers - everyday on a grand scale.• A&E, The History Channel and Biography serve as the foundation as we launch exciting new experiences across all the new digital platforms: – A&E Network® Greatest resurgence in cable TV history, blasting into the Top 10 and on its way to Top 5 in a sea of more and more cable choices • Hyperbranded minisites extend great on-air franchises – The History Channel® A unique and powerful brand serving top-notch, passionate audiences. And our sights are set on history everywhere • Broadband player with channels such as Exploration and Science & Technology, and interactive time lines – The Biography Channel® On-air or across digital platforms, it’s the people destination, and you won’t find another like it• With our aggregated broadband video players, our download-to-own offerings, new AETN mobile content and user-generated initiatives exploding onto the small screen, it’s clear that the AETN properties are continuing their resounding splash in the 360° waters—reaching out to consumers and fans everywhere
    • CONNECTED CONSISTENT CONSTANT COMMITTED COOL CREDIBLECOMPETENT COMPELLING CURRENT CLEARTranslating brand-building aspirations into reality calls for management attentionacross the entire business system. Few management teams are more focused on thisissue than Wal-Marts. The retailers store greeters and folksy style portray the chain asa friendly and trusted partner in a complex world. Wal-Mart honors the promises itmakes - the lowest everyday price - by stocking national brands at low prices indifferentiated, down-home service environment. To ensure that the goods offered atthese prices are actually available in the stores, the company has developed Retail Link,an electronic sharing of data permits buyers and store managers to plan precisely howto meet demand in each store. Wal-Mart also assures a high level of service by offeringperformance-based incentives to employees at virtually every level.
    • Your Target And You… Percent of consumers who “strongly agree” or “somewhat agree” … Wal-Mart’s Personality Characteristics Friendly 93 Trustworthy 88 Respected 86 Caring 80 Fun 67 Exciting 53Source: FOG Marketing branding survey, McKinsey Analysis
    • We Know Your Target…• Psychographic – The consumer has emotional reason for being - to create a great, nurturing family life – They aspire benefit from the Everyday Low Prices, but not the “high life” – Consumers are very time-strapped, but very optimistic and proud of what they have – Consumers covet solid principles around quality and substance – Consumer wants to build and provide great life for the family• Demographic – Family/household starter through empty nester: Adults 25-54 • With Children in home • Income $50K-$70K • Female/Male (50/50)• Behavioral – Increase purchase behavior of current customers – Attract new customers
    • … And How To Reach Them Male / Female Radio: 62.3% W / 47.7% M A&E Relevant Programming: Median Age: 41.8 Ask This Old House Median Income: $60K Big Spender Find & Design Audience Composition: Flip This House A 18-34 A 18-49 A 25-54 A 35-64 Move This House 24% 62% 52% 49% Sell This House W 18-34 W 18-49 W 25-54 W 35-64 Back in Action 56% 66% 52% 48% Blackout M 18-34 M 18-49 M 25-54 M 35-64 20% 48% 52% 42%A detailed summary of Relevant AETN Programming is available in the Appendix.
    • … And How To Reach Them Male / Female Radio: 32.3% W / 67.7% M The History Channel Median Age: 51.8 Relevant Programming: Median Income: $60K American Eats Mega Movers Audience Composition: Modern Marvels A 18-34 A 18-49 A 25-54 A 35-64 The Big Build 14% 42% 52% 63% Back To The Blueprint Super Tools W 18-34 W 18-49 W 25-54 W 35-64 Boys Toys (Theme Week) 14% 40% 48% 62% Hit The Road (Theme Week) M 18-34 M 18-49 M 25-54 M 35-64 Men At Work (Theme Week) 14% 43% 53% 63%A detailed summary of Relevant AETN Programming is available in the Appendix.
    • … And How To Reach Them Male / Female Radio: 55.3% W / 44.7% M The Biography Channel Median Age: 38.8 Relevant Programming: Median Income: $65K Bio Country NASCAR Driven to Win Audience Composition: Box Office Bio A 18-34 A 18-49 A 25-54 A 35-64 Laugh Track 56% 69% 52% 63% Bio For Kids Class of 07 W 18-34 W 18-49 W 25-54 W 35-64 Remarkable People 62% 40% 58% 42% What’s Next! M 18-34 M 18-49 M 25-54 M 35-64 24% 38% 42% 35%A detailed summary of Relevant AETN Programming is available in the Appendix.
    • Our Guiding Principles In order to compete in a new competitive marketplace where Wal-Mart is challenged by segmented consumers and retailers offering customized and specialty services, Wal-Mart needs to attract consumers back to store by re-defining itself and shedding old consumer perceptions that they are just low priced items - but quality items, as well.• Be Relevant, differentiated, conceptually simple• Leverage the fundamentals Wal-Mart was successfully built on, but make it contemporary for today’s world• Be accessible and aspiration• Provide the right selection, the right service, at the right price… all enablers of Everyday Low Prices• Tone is optimistic, genuine, engaged• Expressed across four key principles: product, merchandising, communication and in-store
    • Campaign Objectives• Increase Wal-Mart marketshare among retailers whom offer customized and specialty services• Drive customer loyalty• Establish Wal-Mart as a modern-day source of diverse and fashionable brands and products• Redefine Everyday Low Prices messaging to include quality products among other core competencies: selection, service and competitive pricing• Position Wal-Mart as accessible and aspirational
    • Campaign Strategy• Showcase the breadth of relevant, quality products• Drive awareness of Wal-Mart’s customized and specialty services• Celebrate the sense of family• Build Wal-Mart brand awareness and drive promotional urgency• Deliver the Everyday Low Prices messaging to the consumer through various campaign elements• Establish Wal-Mart competencies to include quality• Leverage the strength of the Wal-Mart brand in contemporary America
    • The following observations and implications were part of our consideration in developingthe structure of this campaign based on our analysis of secondary research, conceptevaluation, logistics review and experience.
    • American Dream Campaign MissionWal-Mart Stores will leverage AETN properties to deliver education on homeownership and maintenance establishing the Wal-Mart brand as a life-enhancing solution. Going beyond the ins and outs of buying a house, thecampaign will involve managing every aspect of turning a house into a home- from decorating to budgeting, outfitting your living space, maintainingproperty, home improvement and more. Ultimately, The Wal-Mart AmericanDream Campaign will showcase the diverse and fashionable Wal-Mart brandsand products as a modern turn-key resource perfectly suited to help familiessustain the home yielding a great, nurturing family life year-round.
    • Core Concept DescriptionImagine the very rare opportunity to design your dream home! From thefurnishings of your great room, bedrooms and bathroom and the accessoriesyou’ll need in your work room, office and entertainment quarters to yourweekend get-away destination… your very own dream backyard. You’ll evenneed that dream car parked in your garage, won’t you?Relevant AETN television programming will drive consumers to a dedicatedWal-Mart American Dream Campaign website, a user-friendly destinationwhere consumers will use fashionable, high-quality Wal-Mart products andservices to virtually decorate all the rooms in their dream home. Traditionaladvertising, promotional bumpers and online presence will motivatedemographics in different ways… i.e. Bio for Kids… create the coolest gameroom, American Eats… your dream kitchen, Boys Toys… the ultimate homeoffice, etc.The best designs as chosen by the AETN audience via online and mobilemethodologies will be featured by AETN personalities and integrated intocorresponding AETN programming and bumpers. Participants responsiblefor the best design in each room category will win their submission for theirown home!Extensions of The Wal-Mart American Dream Campaign will be executedthrough various AETN entertainment properties.
    • Campaign Elements• On-Air & VOD – Promotional Spot Ads – Product Integration• Online – User-Generated Content: Design Your Dream Home! – Podcasts – Original Webisodes – Wallpaper – Retail POP – Newsletter Sponsorships• Mobile – Voting Campaign – Text Messaging Alerts• Relationships Marketing / Print Advertising – History Channel Club Magazine • 250,000 circulation – Exclusive offers to A&E Club • 220,00 online members
    • Relevant A&E Programming Knowing how to manage your home requires special skills. Wal-Mart Brand Integration and Promotional spots will be strategically aligned with relevant A&E emotive programming which delivers real consumers the know-how they need to keep their homes running smoothly.• Home Ownership Category – Flip This House – Move This House – Sell This House• Outfitting Category – Find & Design – Blackout (Emergency Preparedness)• Maintenance / Home Repair Category – Ask This Old House• Lifestyle Category • Big Spender • King of Cars • Back In Action (Health & Wellness in the Home)
    • Relevant History Programming The History Channel’s visit of the past presents a unique opportunity to present modern concepts to today’s audience. Wal-Mart Brand Integration and Promotional spots will be strategically aligned with programming which engages today’s forward-thinking minds.• Home Ownership Category – The Big Build – Mega Movers• Outfitting Category – American Eats – Boys Toys (Theme Week)• Maintenance / Home Repair Category – Back To The Blueprint – Super Tools (Special Presentation) – Men At Work (Theme Week)• Lifestyle Category – Modern Marvels – Hit The Road (Theme Week)
    • Relevant Biography Programming Everyone has a story, and The Biography Channel tells the stories of the people everyone wants to know more about. Wal-Mart Brand Integration and Promotional spots will be strategically aligned with relevant Biography Channel programming which focuses on the lifestyle of consumers as it relates to the celebrities, newsmakers to cultural icons that appeal most to their passions. This Channel presents a unique opportunity to focus on the growing multi-media and entertainment- centric lifestyle.• Lifestyle Category – Bio Country – NASCAR Driven to Win – Box Office Bio – Laugh Track – Bio For Kids – Class of 07 – Remarkable People – What’s Next!
    • http://www.walmartamericandream.com Wal-Mart American Dream F OORPL N L A OUT INE L RE LL E A IF PRINT L IN OG HE P L Create customized rooms for your dream home! Use your mouse to drag quality Wal-Mart furniture and accessories into your room. Then, experiment with various arrangements and structural changes. Use the pulldown menu to switch rooms. Submit your design for a chance to win your dream room! EMAIL jp4hire@yahoo.com | SUBMIT www.walmartam...
    • Campaign Website User-Interface The Wal-Mart American Dream Campaign Website will include…• Opportunity to design every room in the house using quality, cost-efficient Wal-Mart furnishings and accessories• User-friendly interface provides natural browse of Wal-Mart selection of items• Help Menu guides participants with flash presentation technology• Room selection, furnishings and accessories correspond with Wal-Mart offerings – Standard rooms in the home (living room, master bedroom, children’s bedroom, master bathroom, kitchen, home office, garage, etc.) – Rooms found in a dream home (library, screening room, gym, workshop, car, etc.) – Outdoor area selection include entertainment area, patio, garden to showcase Wal-Mart line of exterior furnishings and accessories
    • http://www.walmartamericandream.com Wal-Mart American Dream L IN OG HE P L Create customized rooms for your dream home! Use your mouse to drag quality Wal-Mart furniture and accessories into your room. Then, experiment Pulldown Menu – Select the room with various arrangements and you wish to design structural changes. Use the pulldown menu to switch rooms. X Close Submit your design for a Choose An Item – chance to win your dream room! Select the Wal-Mart furnishings and EMAIL jp4hire@yahoo.com | accessories for your dream room SUBMIT Furnish – Click and drag the Wal-Mart furnishings and accessories you’d like into your dream room X Close www.walmartam...
    • http://www.walmartamericandream.com Wal-Mart American Dream F OORPL N L A OUT INE L RE LL E A IF PRINT L IN OG HE P L Create customized rooms for your dream home! Use your mouse to drag quality Wal-Mart furniture and accessories into your room. Then, experiment with various arrangements and structural changes. Use the pulldown menu to switch rooms. Submit your design for a chance to win your dream room! EMAIL jp4hire@yahoo.com | SUBMIT www.walmartam...
    • http://www.walmartamericandream.com Wal-Mart American Dream F OORPL N L A OUT INE L RE LL E A IF PRINT L IN OG HE P L Create customized rooms for your dream home! Use your mouse to drag quality Wal-Mart furniture and accessories into your room. Then, experiment with various arrangements and structural changes. Use the pulldown menu to switch rooms. Submit your design for a chance to win your dream room! EMAIL jp4hire@yahoo.com | SUBMIT www.walmartam...
    • Seasonal Website User-Interface Room selection, furnishings and accessories rotate supporting Good Life Themes and Six Seasons (“Drive-Time”) of retail:• Winter 12/26-02/21 Fitness, Super Bowl, Valentine’s Gifts• Spring 02/22-05/08 Get home ready inside & out for Spring• Summer 05/09-07/17 Mother’s & Father’s Day, Summer• Back to School 07/18-09/08 Apparel trend, Student needs• Fall 09/09-11/06 Lawn & Garden; Apparel trend• Holiday 11/07-12/24 Getting Ready, Thanksgiving, Gift-Giving
    • Drivers And Incentives• Year long integrated media schedule during relevant AETN programming drives awareness of The Wal-Mart American Dream campaign and drives participation• Online – Wal-Mart sponsored webisodes/podcasts offer additional American Dream relevant content – Wal-Mart sponsored “Dream Home” wallpaper available on AETN websites – AETN Newsletter Sponsorships and banner ads on AETN website• Participant incentives include opportunity to submit designs… – 15 Minutes of Fame See notable designs on AETN programming presented by AETN personalities and/or during promotional spots/bumpers – Wal-Mart Design Sweepstakes One design will be chosen as a “winner” in each room category as voted by AETN audience • Audience voting via text messaging technology in response to special AETN presentations of submissions • Audience voting online via mini-gallery website• Print/Online Advertising in History Channel Club Magazine and A&E online club• Additional drivers include awareness campaign and submission showcasing on Wal-Mart in-store TV network
    • Campaign Website = Sales• Online Registration – Users must log-in to use the system providing Wal-Mart with consumer data – Option to subscribe to Wal-Mart newsletters which deliver updates on consumer promotions and coupons – Voting campaign via online gallery and text message prompting provides additional data capture activity• Option to subscribe to American Dream Home Loyalty Program – To increase loyalty among Wal-Mart consumers The Wal-Mart American Dream Campaign will offer an associated loyalty program – Consumers present their American Dream Key in-store for additional savings on seasonal items (TBD)• Additional options include real-life presentation of designs with printer-friendly option that generates a shopping list with additional discount offers – Shopping lists will be coded to track registrant purchase pattern – Pop-Ups appear relevant to each room design to suggest additional accessories – Additional showcasing of quality Wal-Mart items and vast selection – Options to purchase suggested items • “Add to Cart,” “Add to Wish List,” “See More Like These…”
    • American Dream Theme Rationale Wal-Mart enables the American Dream by offering Everyday Low Prices, quality products, and Good Life solutions. Homes are the foundation of our families, neighborhoods and nation. By increasing the American financial and emotional investment in the home Wal-Mart helps fortify the foundation of our country. Did you know that in communities where home ownership is common…• Children excel in school• Adults are more likely to be involved in their communities by voting, volunteering and attending religious services• Crime declines• Businesses thrive The Wal-Mart American Dream Campaign will not only help American families achieve and preserve their American Dream, it will help strengthen the fabric of our communities.
    • Interactive Platform Rationale Wal-Mart American Dream AETN property drivers offer a 360° integrated marketing solution that accelerates consumer participation with the Wal-Mart brand engaging them in relevant, creative and motivating way.Traditional Marketing 360° Marketing Solution Brand Spectator Brand Player Awareness Stage Relationship Stage
    • How Will You Know It Worked• Independent research study• Wal-Mart American Dream Campaign Website visitor tally – Registrant metrics – Click-throughs leading to online purchase – Scanable shopping lists appear in-store linking registered user to purchasing pattern• PR mentions• Event Metrics (plus-ups)• Event reporting and photographic documentations (plus-ups)
    • AETN’s Integrated Checklist A “themed” unique, creative and engaging promotional campaign relevant to Wal-Mart messaging and the needs and characteristics of your target consumers Increased customer loyalty through built-in loyalty program Inherent showcase of diverse, fashionable, quality products Enforces Everyday Low Prices messaging Positions Wal-Mart as accessible and aspirational Modern marketing communications mix integrating various AETN properties Year-long messaging as a campaign driver supporting “Drive-Time” periods Print advertising, online banners and AETN property sponsorships will compliment marketing communication mix Campaign plus-ups targeting AETN Classroom further sponsorship value Campaign plus-ups such as branded major market events generate PR and maximize impressions Built in data capture activities lend themselves to direct marketing follow-up User-interface capitalizes on traffic flow and maximizes consumer connection User-experience takeaways create traction and encourage purchase action step Participant registration serves as ROI measure
    • Consider This…• Experiential Event: Cause Marketing Branded Katrina Effort – Wal-Mart will sponsor a block in a Katrina ravaged area of the South. Using audience submitted designs, Wal-Mart will rebuild these homes and provide furnishings and accessories as dictated by design winners. – Chance to leverage an already established AETN Platform: Katrina Schools Commitment • AETN has developed a two-stage response to the damage done by Katrina to schools and students – Stage One: provided supplies to student evacuees in Houston schools – Stage Two: "adoption“ of 4 schools that have been devastated by Katrina, provision of rebuilding and curriculum supplies – OPTION Design one home in major markets and using the programming concept of Mega Movers, deliver these homes to the Wal-Mart block. • Build a home in Rockefeller Center, New York City • Build a home on Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles • Build a home on Navy Pier, Chicago, etc. – Built in PR Component maximizes impressions and campaign participation• Biography Program for Schools and The History Channel Classroom… the perfect opportunity for in-school marketing – Idea Book Sponsorship – Educator Incentive Programs – Branded Curriculum containing coupons/FSIs
    • Whether it’s on a 60” hi-def Plasma, a 4” PSP, a computermonitor or mobile phone, we provide viewers andadvertisers with first-rate entertainment.We’ve got the brands, the content and the deliveryplatforms to suit your needs and to reach your targets,whoever, and wherever they are. And you’ve got theassurance of entertaining, high-impact environments,meticulous stewardship and a solutions-drivencommitment to creative partnering that will insure ROI andpower for the Wal-Mart brand.So, remember, size doesn’t matter, it’s the content thatcounts!
    • Contact A&E Television Networks 235 East 45th Street New York, NY 10017 212.210.1400 Claire MaguireDirector, Integrated Sales & Marketing claire.maguire@aetn.com Jamie CutburthDirector, Integrated Sales & Marketing jamie.cutburth@aetn.com Jennifer L. Pricci Integrated Sales Manager jennifer.pricci@aetn.com
    • AppendixReference the following for a full description of relevant AETN properties and programming that have been referenced throughout this proposal.
    • Ask This Old HouseA new format of the television classic, This Old House. Hosts Steve, Tom, Rich, and Roger appear athomeowner’s doorsteps to personally offer step by-step home repair guidance.Big SpenderBudget-challenged over-spenders are set up by fed-up family and friends to get a major financial kick-in-the-pants from a personal money expert.Find & DesignIn each episode, real people who want to re-do their living room, dining room, set up an in-house office, etc.agree to accept a decorating challenge. They must find all of the furniture and room accessories from localyard sales and flea markets.Flip This HouseA&E follows a small underdog real estate company as they purchase the most rundown house on the block.The company performs an extreme home makeover in an attempt to turn a profit and improve whole theneighborhood.Move This HouseFor the average American, moving day can be a stressful, messy ordeal! Theres never enough time,manpower or money to make the move easy and seamless. This series will change all that. With the help ofdesigner Roger Hazard and host Tanya Memme, the popular duo from Sell This House, the newhomeowners will be moved into the house of their dreams.Sell This HouseThis new series gets inside the mind of the buyer and the heart of the seller with real life experiences andgreat advice on how to prepare your house for the market.Back in ActionA&E presents an original movie about the courageous true story of Captain David Rozelle, who, after losinghis right foot in combat in Iraq, rehabilitated himself and two years later returned to his post. Rozelleparticipated in the NYC marathon, competed in a triathlon, and in March of 2005, returned to Iraq.BlackoutThis original four-hour mini-series was inspired by the real events that occurred during the blackout in andaround New York, and many parts of the east coast, in the summer of 2003. Blackout is an excitingdepiction of the devastating effects such a disaster could have on a nation.
    • A&E Real Life SeriesA&E Real Life Series present a unique opportunity to integrate Wal-Mart stores, products andservices into the plotlines and sets of original programming. Specific product integration campaigndetails to be determined.Gene Simmons Family JewelsWhat do you get when you combine Gene Simmons - the consummate rock star/millionaire, and ShannonTweed - a former Playboy Playmate and Hefs ex-girlfriend? A loving and caring family with two very normalwell-adapted teenage children! Gene Simmons is no doubt still living the life of a rich and famous rock star.But, in Gene Simmons Family Jewels we’ll see the other part of his life- perhaps even his favorite part, thetime spent as a devoted father.Driving ForceJohn Force is the Tiger Woods of Drag Racing. He holds every major record in the sport and is a multi-millionaire. John is also the father of three beautiful young daughters, Ashley (22) Brittany (18) andCourtney (16). All three daughters are now competing in the male-dominated field of drag racing. In fact,Ashley already has her own Barbie Doll and matchbox car and was named the sports rookie of the year. Butdespite being a championship team on the track, the Force family have plenty of issues on the home front.John’s career kept him on the road most of the girl’s childhood, leaving parental responsibilities on his wife,Laurie. Currently separated from his family, John now hopes that through their shared love of drag racing,he can strengthen their relationship and bring the family back together.InkedIt all started when multi-millionaire George Maloof, owner of the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, wasapproached about opening a tattoo shop… in his casino. Out of this, the Hart and Huntington TattooCompany was born. What follows is the daily drama of one of the hottest tattoo parlors in the country. Butit’s not just a business that caters to the celebrities and high rollers in this popular casino - it’s also a family.A family that has to weather their share of conflicts and headaches. Amidst a cast of real charactersviewers get a real look at the art, the artists and the stories that bring them together.
    • American EatsIt’s what we eat and how we share it with friends, family and strangers that help define our culture. JoinAmerican Eats for a revealing look at food in America covering everything from coffee and pizza to frozenfoods and fine dining.Mega MoversViewers will be amazed at the planning, effort, trials and tribulations behind relocating large-scale structures.Modern MarvelsThis original series covers some of the world’s most wondrous architectural and engineering structures,scientific discoveries and social wonders. These are the stories of the dreamers and visionaries who believedin dreams and defied the commonplace with their extraordinary creations.The Big BuildThe History Channel takes the home makeover show to a whole new level! Each week a unique, historical butfunctional piece is built in or around someone’s home.Back To The BlueprintEach weekend, Builder Marty Dunham will visit an “everyday” historic home - the modest houses thateveryday people called home. Viewers will dig into each home’s history and construction while learning howto renovate with restoration in mind.Super Tools (Special Presentation)The spotlight is on various jobs or professions, and the tools that are vital in performing those jobs. TheHistory Channel talks to people on the inside to find out first-hand how their favorite tools actually work.Boys Toys (Theme Week)The History Channel dedicates a week to all the guys, cats, chaps, busters, blokes, bros, studs, jocks anddudes. The annual week-long special looks at all the high-tech gadgets, tools and toys that men love.Hit The Road (Theme Week)Gas up to RV and join The History Channel on a trek to discover some of the people, places and things thatmake this country so grand.Men At Work (Theme Week)No need for a hard hat… just sit back and enjoy a week full of manually themed modern marvels. From thehistory of GPS positioning to the story of those courageous workers who deliver electricity into our homes.
    • Bio CountryAn exploration of the fascinating origins of country musics greatest hit-makers and contemporary stars.NASCAR Driven to WinNASCAR Driven to Win is an exciting new series which profiles young NASCAR drivers and their ascent fromdirt tracks to the main event. Each episode will focus on the racers road to the big time - in the drivers ownwords and the words of those who know him best.Box Office BioBox Office Bio presents the glamorous and not-so glamorous true stories of larger-than-life figures from themovies, music, television, and the arts.Laugh TrackStand up comics, sitcoms stars, and comedy greats come together in a new comedy line-up on The BiographyChannel.Bio For KidsIt’s fun, it’s friendly and it’s fresh! The Biography Channel features a weekend morning block of Biographyprofiles, completely re-adapted for the interests of younger viewers.Class of 07An annual special focusing all attentions on the underclass men and women who are about to grab hold of thespotlight. Who will be the stars of the future in the fields of television, film, and music? Who will be tomorrowsbreakout stars?Remarkable PeopleThis series of specials will explore and celebrate those among us who are prodigiously talented, have facedextreme odds, made a significant contribution, or who are simply so quirky that we cant help but be fascinated.What’s Next!Hosted by The Biography Channel’s Kelly Deadmon, this weekly entertainment round-up features the latestfilms, music, and the hottest gadgets.
    • AETN Online• Websites – www.aetn.com – NETWORKS www.biography.com, www.aetv.com, www.history.com, www.aetv.com – RELATIONSHIP MARKETING www.aetv.com/insider, www.biographyclub.com – MEDIA www.aetnadsales.com, www.aetvpress.com• Online Entertainment – At A&E, we are currently offering video in Real, Microsoft Media, and Flash 6 formats. If you are experiencing difficulties viewing any of our video, please download the latest plug-in • http://www.aetv.com/videos/display.jsp – Wallpaper, Ringtones, Webisodes, Podcasts – Compliments AETN programming and offers original online content• A&E INSIDER insider access to the hottest shows and personalities on A&E. Be the first to know about new shows and events; plus get exclusive access to interviews, never-before-seen video clips, sneak previews, games, and more! Club members will also have a voice in shaping the future of A&E. There is no cost to Join. Membership is free! – FEATURES Sneak Peeks, Behind The Shows, Meet The Stars Quizzes, Trivia & Games, Bonus Extras, Inside Scoop – QUICK LINKS Calendar, Videoplayer, Sweepstakes, Special Offers, A&E Insider Updates – MEMBER CENTER My Profile, Membership Conditions, A&E Insider FAQs
    • AETN Consumer Products• AETN Consumer Products extends the A&E®, The History Channel® and Biography® brands world-wide, through a variety of products and services – Leading independent DVD distributor, A&E® Home Video (AEHV) distributes programming from AETN channels as well as acquired titles to over 25,000 retail outlets world-wide • AEHV specializes in delivering content to fans of British humor, Cult TV, sports and, of course, A&E® and The History Channel® – Elegant packaged collectors sets can be found in the countrys top retailers such as Best Buy, Costco, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble• Our licensing group oversees a variety of brand extension programs – The History Channel Club and History Travel - a travel web site that offers a broad range of history-themed tours and vacations – Working with license partners around the globe, our team seeks strategic partnerships which add value to our core brands and offer new products & services for fans and viewers of AETN content• The online store offers over 6,000 products – Hacker Safe website – Easy to use and allows viewers to purchase copies of their favorite programs and other merchandise – Call center for those who wish to purchase by phone. – http://store.aetv.com/
    • AETN Consumer Products• AETN Consumer Products extends the A&E®, The History Channel® and Biography® brands world-wide, through a variety of products and services – Leading independent DVD distributor, A&E® Home Video (AEHV) distributes programming from AETN channels as well as acquired titles to over 25,000 retail outlets world-wide • AEHV specializes in delivering content to fans of British humor, Cult TV, sports and, of course, A&E® and The History Channel® – Elegant packaged collectors sets can be found in the countrys top retailers such as Best Buy, Costco, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble• Our licensing group oversees a variety of brand extension programs – The History Channel Club and History Travel - a travel web site that offers a broad range of history-themed tours and vacations – Working with license partners around the globe, our team seeks strategic partnerships which add value to our core brands and offer new products & services for fans and viewers of AETN content• The online store offers over 6,000 products – Hacker Safe website – Easy to use and allows viewers to purchase copies of their favorite programs and other merchandise – Call center for those who wish to purchase by phone. – http://store.aetv.com/
    • Biography Project For Schools• Created in conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the Biography® Project for Schools is designed to support social studies and civics instruction in junior and senior high schools. This program provides teachers with such educational materials as an activity booklet and teachers guide to help them incorporate the study of important individuals into their curriculum. This project gives teachers and students across the country the opportunity to explore the lives of those who truly made a difference.• Teaching Materials – CLASSROOM CALENDAR Each weekday morning the A&E Network offers commercial-free, copyright cleared educational programming. These programs cover a variety of topics suitable for grades 4 and higher. To check our current listing of A&E Classroom programs click on the link provided above. – TEACHER’S GUIDES The A&E Network has several hundred Teachers Guides available to download. These guides are written by teachers and include National Standards correlations, as well as vocabulary words and discussion questions. For an alphabetical listing of the Teachers Guides we have available, click on the link above. – PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS If you are not sure what a specific program is about, look it up on our Program Descriptions page. Here you will find a brief synopsis of each of the A&E Classroom programs currently airing. – THE IDEA BOOK FOR EDUCATORS If you would prefer a hard copy of the A&E Classroom Calendar, Program Descriptions and select Teachers Guides, fill out the Request Form for your complimentary copy of The Idea Book for Educators. This bi-annual publication is a great tool to use in the classroom.
    • A&E AND THE HISTORY CLASSROOM• The Emmy® Award-winning Education Department of AETN reflects our companys commitment to reinvesting in our national community through education. Our staff of educators and historians is dedicated to the development of outstanding educational materials that build students reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. – The Idea Book for Educators is the biannual teachers magazine created by the Education Department at A&E Television Networks and mailed to 220,000 teachers nationwide. – The A&E and The History Channel Classroom websites are also a valuable resource for teachers who use the sites to access teachers guides, watch streaming video with their classes or find our more about our student and educator contests.• The History Channel Classroom Supporting Materials accompany The History Channel Classroom programs and provide educators with background information and intended target audience – Documentary Video schedule with air dates, summaries, relevant vocabulary, related videos, extension activities – Teachers Manuals include description of documentaries, cautions to teacher, curriculum links, relevant vocabulary, pre-view and viewing activities, discussion questions, and extension activities – Miss a video?... order videos and DVDs from our online store http://store.aetv.com/• Videos are delivered via satellite… Cable in the Classroom (CIC) is the national education foundation of the U.S. cable industry. Working in partnership with and on behalf of our cable company partners, CIC advocates for the visionary, sensible and effective use of media in homes, schools, and communities