Lifetime is an American pay-TV channel that is a member of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a subsidiary of A&E Networks, which is simultaneously owned by Hearst Communications and The Walt Disney Company. It emphasizes programming that is geared toward women or features women in lead roles. As of January 2016, it is taken by 93.8 million households in America.
Daytime, formerly called BETA, was originated in March 1982 by Hearst-ABC Video Services. The cable service ran four hours per day on weekdays. The service was emphasized on alternative women’s programming.
Cable Health Network was originated as a full-time channel in June 1982 with a variety of health-related programming. In November 1983, Cable Health Network selected a new name, Lifetime Medical Television.