updated 12:01 pm EDT, Mon April 21, 2014
Follows shortly after live streaming support on iPad
Via a silent update, Apple has added three channels from A&E Networks to the Apple TV. These include A&E itself, as well as History and Lifetime. In general the apps simply provide access to episodes from their respective TV shows, but Lifetime also includes its signature original movies. As with Apple's other recent channel adds, a cable subscription and carrier that supports the addition is required.
The latest Apple TV update follows just days after A&E added live streaming to a pair of its iPad apps. That may indicate that the companies recently concluded rights negotiations, as well as any necessary collaboration in the development process.