Lifetime Movies (launched in June 1998 as the Lifetime Movie Network) is an American digital cable and satellitetelevision network that is owned by A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Disney–ABC Television Group subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation. Lifetime Movies carries movies and exclusive shows aimed at women, especially made for television movies. Many, though not all, of the movies that air on the network are Lifetime originals that were first shown on the flagship Lifetime channel; in turn, the network also premieres original films that are later broadcast on Lifetime. Other made-for-TV movies shown on Lifetime Movies originally aired on broadcast networks. As of February 2015, Lifetime Movies is available to approximately 82,031,000 pay television households (70.5% of households with television) in the United States.