|Launched||2 December 2002|
|Network||NBCUniversal International Networks|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
0.01% (+1) (April 2017 , BARB)
|Slogan||Pop of Culture|
|Sister channel(s)||13th Street|
|Channel 123 (SD/HD)|
Channel 834 (SD)
Channel 348 (HD)
|Cyfrowy Polsat |
|Channel 68 |
Channel 107 (HD)
(Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia)
|Channel 17 (Serbia)|
|Tring Digital |
|Telekom TV |
|Virgin Media |
|Virgin Media |
|Channel 139 (HD)|
|Channel 126 (HD)|
|Magenta Telekom||Channel 148|
|UPC Romania||Channel 54|
|UPC Polska||Channel 124|
|Serbia Broadband||Channel 311|
|Channel 133 (HD)|
|Vodafone Casa TV |
|A1 Telekom Austria||Channel 519|
|Channel 102 (SD)|
Channel 101 (HD)
Channel 386 (HD)
|TalkTalk TV |
|eir Vision |
|Channel 275 (HD)|
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Watch live (UK only)|
|Ziggo GO (Netherlands)||ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)|
E! is a European pay television channel, operated by E! Entertainment Europe B.V. and owned by NBCUniversal. It features entertainment-related programming, reality television and Hollywood gossip and news. E! currently has an audience reach of 600 million homes internationally.
The network launched on 31 July 1987 as Movietime, a service that aired movie trailers, entertainment news, event and awards coverage, and interviews as an early example of a national barker channel. Three years later, in June 1990, Movietime was renamed E! Entertainment Television to emphasise its widening coverage of the celebrity–industrial complex, contemporary film, television and music, daily Hollywood gossip, and fashion.
In the Fall of 1999, Zone Vision launched E! Entertainment in Poland, under a licensing agreement on the Polish digital platform Wizja TV, with Zone's Studio Company providing localized content. The channel was shut down by 2002. In 2002 E! launched in Europe with its headquarters situated in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. One of the first countries E! broadcast in was Germany, where it telecast daily. In the Summer of 2006 E! began localizing in France, Italy and the UK.
E! has localised versions of the same channel including the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Poland, Italy and Russia. The channels share similar content but with localised advertising and dubbing and/or subtitling. These channels are licensed by Ofcom. Alexander von Roon produces the German version. Melinda Cohen and Sabrina Alashi host.
- E! – The American network.
- E! (Canadian TV channel) – The Canadian version.
- E! (Australia) - the Australian version.
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