New slate features 50% more programming, including Janet Jackson and Bill Clinton documentaries

A+E Networks' upcoming slate includes documentaries from Janet Jackson and Bill Clinton.

Documentaries from Janet Jackson and Bill Clinton highlight A+E Networks’ upfront slate.
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By Jason Lynch

40 mins ago

After the pandemic forced A+E Networks to jettison its upfront event plans at the 11th hour last year, the company has returned to the upfronts this year with a virtual presentation that played up the power of linear TV as many of its rivals begin to focus on streaming—while also trying to convince marketers to change the way they have transacted business for decades.