In the latter part of the previous year, Disney+ introduced more than a dozen documentary and reality shows from the A&E networks to its global audience. This encompassed programs from History, Lifetime, and FYI, spanning a range of subjects and themes.
This week, a number of A&E shows have begun to be subtly taken off Disney+ in various countries globally, specifically in places like the UK, Canada, and Australia.
Some of the titles removed include:
- Best in Bridal
- Bride & Prejudice
- Broke-Ass Bride
- Celebrity Ghost Stories
- Dance Moms
- Evil Genius
- Forged In Fire
- Forged in Fire: Knife or Death
- I Want a Baby
- Love At First Flight
- My Ghost Story
- Pawn Stars
- Storage Wars
- Storage Wars: Unlocked
Note: The specific shows being taken down may vary from country to country.
Disney initiated a large-scale content removal from its streaming platform earlier this year as part of a strategic cost-cutting measure, aiming to save around $5 billion. This specifically involved writing off content valued at more than $1.8 billion.
In the United States, Disney co-owns the A&E networks, holding a 50% stake in partnership with Hearst Communications.
At present, it remains uncertain if or when these titles will be reintroduced to Disney+. So far, the United States hasn’t been affected by these removals, but the situation could potentially change in the future.