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Disney’s linear TV plans could involve folding some networks into A&E.

The entertainment giant is considering bundling some channels — including the History Channel and Lifetime — with A&E, sources tell the WSJ. Disney owns A&E as part of a joint venture with Hearst.

While it seemed like Disney CEO Bob Iger was looking to sell some of the company's linear assets, Iger hinted that the company might just try to cut costs instead in a recent interview with CNBC:

We have been considering various strategic options for each of our networks, not necessarily all together, but each of them... While we’ve been actually taking a look at the linear networks, we’ve uncovered a number of really interesting opportunities to reduce costs and improve the business.