Tuchman gains control of global MGM channels

AMC/Sundance Channel Global president Bruce Tuchman has added the role of president, MGM Channel Global to his duties.

Bruce-Tuchman-002AMC Networks has handed Tuchman the role following its acquisition of Chellomedia, which had acquired the international MGM channels business in August 2012.

The MGM Channel is distributed in more than 130 territories.

Tuchman has a long history with MGM, having joined AMC Networks from MGM Worldwide Networks in 2011, where he oversaw the then-studio-owned cable, satellite and other networks business.

Following Tuchman’s new appointment, responsibility for sales, scheduling and operations for MGM Channel will remain with the AMCN Chellomedia business units that operate the network, namely Chello Central Europe, Chello Latin America, Chello Multicanal and Chello Zone.

Tuchman will coordinate these divisions and work to further develop the brand. He will continue to report to AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll and be based in New York.

“Bruce has done a great job building Sundance Channel into a global brand and this new role allows us to take advantage of his long history with MGM,” said Carroll.

Before joining MGM, Tuchman was at MTV Networks, where he was general manager of Nickelodeon Global Network Ventures and senior VP, Nickelodeon New Media Ventures.