AMC Networks International


AMC sets Halloween launch for int’l horror net

AMC Networks International is launching a new horror net called Dark. It will replace its Buzz net in Iberia the region when it rolls out at the end of the month. The channel has secured shows including Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead ahead of launch, and will be carried on the major pay platforms […]

AMC takes American Gothic for Iberia

AMC has bought drama series American Gothic for its Iberia service. The show will bow on AMC in Spain and Portugal next week after AMC struck a deal with CBS Studios International, which distributes the 13-parter. American Gothic is CBS’ latest summer event series, a format the US network has pioneered. Like other CBS event […]

AMC goes local in CEE

AMC Networks is localising its flagship AMC channel in Central and Eastern Europe. The US-listed company is replacing its CEE feed in the region with country-specific services in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Slovenia. These three services will run in those countries and throughout the region. There is already a dedicated AMC Hungary feed in […]

Pubcasters set off for The West

Public broadcasters in Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Australia are among channels that have acquired historical docu-drama The West from distributor DRG. The Robert Redford-executive produced show, originally for AMC in the US, has gone to RAI, SVT, DR and SBS, with the latter’s pay TV compatriot Foxtel taking the subscription window. Kabel Eins Doku in […]

AMC launches five nets with beIN

AMC Networks International has partnered with operator beIN to launch five channels in the Middle East and North Africa. Under the deal, AMC will become exclusively available to beIN subscribers in the region in HD. Four other newly-localised, premium AMCNI channels will also launch on the beIN platform – CBS Reality, Extreme Sports Channel, Outdoor […]

AMC cutting staff through voluntary buyouts

US cable channels group AMC Networks is to looking to cut staff numbers by offering voluntary redundancy packages to long serving staffers. The Walking Dead company currently has around 3,000 staff, but is looking to lower overheads by reducing headcount. AMC confirmed the buyout programme is in place for eligible employees, those who have been with the […]

News brief: JimJam bags Boj

Children’s pay TV broadcaster JimJam has acquired rights to UK toon Boj in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa. The deal, which distributor Union Media brokered, will see the 52x11mins preschool series airing on the AMC Networks International UK-owned channel in more than 100 territories. It will premiere on four feeds – Benelux, pan-Europe, […]

AMC, Nat Geo explore Baby Animals in the Wild

AMC Networks International in Spain and National Geographic in Latin America and Asia have acquired wildlife programming from distributor DRG. Baby Animals in the Wild has gone to AMC, Nat Geo, LIC in China and Next Step Television in Thailand. Next Step and AMC have also acquired rights to Baby Animals in Our World. Both […]

AMC hires former MTG exec in CEE rejig

The central Europe division of AMC Networks International has rejigged its operation and will now run across two distinct areas, film and entertainment, and kids and infotainment. The channel operator has brought in CEE TV industry veteran Judit Minda to oversee programming at the new kids and infotainment unit. She was at MTG until recently. […]

Sundance Channel launches in France

AMC Networks International has launched Sundance Channel Global on Orange TV through its ADSL fibre and satellite platforms in France. The channel went live last week as part of Orange’s Cinema and Series TV, broadcasting independent feature films and documentaries andoriginal drama series.  “This exciting launch will significantly extend the reach of Sundance Channel in […]