BT_youview_720A+E Networks UK has extended its carriage deal with BT which will now add entertainment brand Lifetime to its channel line-up.

BT TV customers already receive History, H2. and Crime + Investigation as part of their subscription.

The new deal will see HD versions of Lifetime and H2 launch on BT TV later this year.

Announcing the extension, A+E Networks UK’s SVP of Distribution & Strategy, Adrian Pilkington, said: “A+E Networks UK has a long-standing and close partnership with BT so I am delighted that we have not only agreed a new long-term carriage deal, but that we have also expanded our offering on this fast-growing UK platform.

“This increased reach will mean even bigger audiences can enjoy our great shows across History, H2, Lifetime and Crime + Investigation.”