A+E Networks Inks Content Deal With Pay Internet Video Service Vessel

Video streaming service will offer exclusive clips to paid members

A E Networks has announced a deal to provide exclusive content to Vessel, the new pay streaming video service launched by Hulu executives on Tuesday.

Clips from History, A&E, FYI Network, and Lifetime shows will be made available exclusively to paid Vessel subscribers for three days, before other users can access the content for free.

Founded by Hulu executives Jason Kilar and Richard Tom, Vessel aims to monetize internet-only content by charging $2.99 per month for access to exclusive videos from YouTube stars and, now, networks like A+E’s. The target audience for these clips includes “enthusiastic fans who want to see their favorite programming content first.”

A+E programming made available in the Vessel deal include A&E’s “Intervention,” “Shipping Wars” and “Bates Motel,” FYI Network’s “Married At First Sight: The First Year” and “My City’s Just Not That Into Me,” History’s “Pawn Stars,” “Ax Men,” and “Vikings,” and “Little Women: NY” and “Dance Moms” from Lifetime.

Vessel is available on iOS apps and the web.