We TV (stylized as WE tv) is an American pay television channel that is owned by AMC Networks. The network is oriented mainly towards lifestyle and entertainment programming, primarily targeting women. "WE" was formerly used as an abbreviation of "Women's Entertainment", although this was downplayed in a 2014 rebranding in order to focus more upon "shared experiences".
|Headquarters||New York City|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Launched||September 1, 1997|
|Former names||Romance Classics (1997–2000)|
WE: Women's Entertainment
|Available on most cable providers||Channel slots vary on each system|
|Orby TV||Channel 133|
|Dish Network||Channel 128|
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 149 (SD)|
|AT&T U-verse||East Coast Feed: |
Channel 372 (SD)
Channel 1372 (HD)
West Coast Feed:
Channel 373 (SD only)
|fuboTV||Internet Protocol television|
|Philo||Internet Protocol television|
|YouTube TV||Internet Protocol television|
|Sling TV||Internet Protocol television|
As of February 2015, approximately 85.2 million American households (73.2% of households with television) received We TV. In March 2015, Dish Network's Sling TV announced it would soon begin making AMC Networks channels available to cord cutters, including AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, and We TV.
As Romance Classics (1997–2001)Edit
We TV was originally known as Romance Classics when it launched on September 1, 1997 under the ownership of what was then the Cablevision Systems Corporation-controlled Rainbow Media. It was originally a movie channel focusing mostly on romantic dramas and comedies, and television miniseries; similar to the original format of sister network, AMC (as American Movie Classics), the channel initially broadcast its films commercial-free.
Format change as We TV (2001–2014)Edit
This format was abandoned on January 1, 2001, when the channel was relaunched as WE: Women's Entertainment, taking on an ad-supported general entertainment format. In 2006, the channel was renamed We TV. The channel aired the first three seasons of the popular Logie Award-winning Australian television series McLeod's Daughters, but dropped the show in April 2006. The channel's format then shifted towards reality shows, with several having topics related to weddings (such as Bridezillas, Big Easy Brides and My Fair Wedding with David Tutera). Other popular shows on the network included Secret Lives of Women, The Locator and Amazing Cakes.
In January 2011, We TV confirmed that it had signed Toni Braxton for a reality series, entitled Braxton Family Values, which is marketed as one of the network's flagship shows. To prepare for the network's new show lineup, We TV also gave the network a new logo and marketing tagline: "Life As WE Know It". In March 2012, We TV confirmed that the network had ordered 14 episodes of Kendra on Top, a reality show following the lives of Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett, who previously appeared in the E! reality series Kendra. Kendra said the show focuses on "motherhood, parenthood, and wife hood". Kendra On Top premiered on June 5, 2012.
In June 2014, the network unveiled a new logo, dropping the "Women's Entertainment" tagline. Network president Marc Juris explained that while the network was to remain "a leading destination for women on television and online", the goal of the new branding was to broaden the focus on the word "we" as representing shared experiences, describing it as "a powerful and universal theme which drives connection, conversation, collaboration and community". As part of the rebranding, the network also announced its first original scripted series, The Divide, which was originally pitched for sister network AMC, and was canceled after its first season.
- Beyond The Pole
- Bossip on We TV
- Braxton Family Values
- Bridezillas: Scared Fit
- David Tutera's CELEBrations
- Extreme Love
- Growing Up Hip Hop
- Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
- Growing Up Hip Hop: New York
- Hustle & Soul
- Love After Lockup
- Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup
- Mama June: From Not to Hot
- Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
- Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition
- Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!
- Untold Stories of Hip Hop
- Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka