AMC Networks International


Frazier lands new digital distribution role at AMC

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has upped Marco Frazier to the newly created role of senior vice president, international distribution for digital and new platforms. Frazier will oversee worldwide distribution of AMC Networks International’s linear channels on new and digital media platforms. Based in Rome, Italy, he will continue to report to Ed Palluth, executive vice […]

ITVSGE licences Graham Norton show in Latin America

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed a deal to air new seasons of The Graham Norton Show throughout Latin America on AMC Networks International – Latin America’s Film&Arts channel. The deal will see series 21 of the comedy talk show premiere this month, with series 22 scheduled for Autumn. Christina Covarrubias, Director of Sales for […]

AMC expands Balkans footprint

AMC Networks International – Central Europe is expanding its Balkans footprint after agreeing a new deal with service provider United Group. AMCNI claims that the AMC channel that it broadcasts in central and eastern Europe will now reach nearly one million new homes in the Balkans region, with the affiliate arrangement covering both cable and […]

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, […]