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Gronenthal upped at AMC/Sundance

The international arm of AMC Networks has promoted Harold Gronenthal to executive VP, programming and operations and acquired new content for its global channels.

Gronenthal has previously held a number of positions at AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the global arm of the cablecaster behind series such as Mad Men and Breaking Bad. AMC/Sundance Channel president Bruce Tuchman announced his promotion today ahead of MIPTV.

Additionally, Jennie Morris has been promoted to AMC/Sundance Channel Global’s VP, affiliate marketing, and Mark Fareri becomes director of operations.

“Harold has been integral to the growth of our global business, and his promotion reflects his many valuable contributions. These promotions and expanded programming initiatives reflect the strong growth of AMC/Sundance Channel Global and the increased demand for our linear and VOD services,” said Tuchman.

AMC/Sundance Channel Global today also unveiled acquisitions for We tv in Asia including 14x30mins Push Girls, 12x30mins Cyndi, 15x60mins Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, 13x60mins Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day and 10x30mins Brunch at Brundy’s from Passion Distribution.

Recently acquired Sundance Channel features Computer Chess, This is Martin Bonner, Halley, I Used to be Darker and It Felt Like Love, meanwhile, will also be made available via subscription VOD before their linear broadcasts.

Season three of Breaking Bad will debut in Asia on April 11 through a deal with Sony Pictures Television and new seasons of Mad Men and The Hour will also launch following agreements with Lionsgate Entertainment and Shine International, respectively. Mad Men will run in Europe and Asia, and The Hour in Asia.