A&E, History, Lifetime iPad apps available to Comcast subscribers

A&E Networks said it launched TV Everywhere apps for Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad which will allow Comcast's (Nasdaq: CMCSA) Xfinity subscribers to view full length TV shows from History, A&E and Lifetime on the tablet.

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The apps are similar to the WatchESPN and WATCH Disney Channel apps that Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) launched earlier this year. A&E Networks said its apps, which were created by app developer Bottle Rocket, will deliver streaming video of hit series such as History's Pawn Stars, Lifetime's Project Runway and A&E's Duck Dynasty.

A&E said the apps will "support additional distributors in early 2013," but it didn't say which pay TV providers have signed authentication deals that would allow them to offer the apps to their subscribers. Versions of the A&E, History and Lifetime apps will also debut on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch in January, A&E said.

Comcast sold its 15.8 percent stake in A&E Networks for $3.02 billion in July. Disney and Hearst Television control A&E through a joint venture.

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