AMC Networks International

AMC acquires Rectify ahead of UK debut

AMC Networks International has confirmed is launching its AMC channel for the first time in the UK on August 28, exclusively via operator BT, and has bought drama Rectify ahead of the debut. AMC first revealed details of the exclusive carriage deal for its flagship channel in June, at the time targeting a September launch […]

Virgin gets TV boost with Sky veteran hire

Virgin Media has named former Sky Italia programming chief and JimJam founder David Bouchier as its chief digital entertainment officer. The UK-based pay TV operator has tasked Bouchier with leading its content, programming and digital entertainment teams in a bid to “further develop” its television offering. Virgin Media is currently locked in a battle for […]

AMC debuts in UK with Fear the Walking Dead

AMC Networks International is launching flagship channel AMC in the UK for the first time, and will launch the upcoming Fear the Walking Dead (pictured) exclusively on the net. AMCNI has signed an exclusive carriage deal with telco BT’s service, BT TV service, to debut AMC in September. The AMC channel in the US is […]

News brief: AMCNI, TVN add Blue Ant factual

AMC Networks International’s central Europe division and Polish broadcaster TVN are among buyers of programming from Canada’s Blue Ant International. AMCNI has bough the 4x60mins Dino Hunt, 30x30mins Cosmic Vistas and a further package of shows including 6x30mins Hubble’s Castle, 1x60mins Life From Ash and Ice and 13x30mins Reno My Reno. TVN, which is subject […]

First original for AMC’s CBS Reality

AMC Networks International has ordered Donal MacIntyre: Unsolved, the first original series for the UK and EMEA feed of CBS Reality channels, which is run as a JV with CBS. Indie prodco Circle Films will make the 12x60mins series, which will launch on CBS Reality in the UK and across the EMEA region this autumn. In the series, […]

Expandables to French-Canada, Australia

TVA in French-Canada and Foxtel in Australia have acquired Tricon Films & Television’s home renovation show The Expandables. Canada-based Tricon has also sold interior design series Candice Tells All to AMC Networks International in Iberia, season three to AMC in central and eastern Europe, Nelonen in Finland and MNC in Indonesia. Elsewhere Foxtel and RTL […]

AMC eyes international Sundance originals

Indie content channel Sundance Global is looking at making original drama for the first time. The international version of SundanceTV, part of the AMC Networks group, has programming from its US counterpart as well as acquired indie films, drama and docs. Moving forward, original international drama could be part of the plan. “We are intrigued […]

AMC lands in Latin America

AMC Networks International is taking its flagship channel brand to Latin American pay TV. A deal with DirecTV Latin America brings the AMC network to seven Spanish-speaking countries, namely Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. AMC launches this month and will offer shows such as recent drama Halt & Catch Fire, plus movies […]

France Télévisions, Clan make Doozers play

France Télévisions and Spain’s TVE Clan are among buyers of The Jim Henson Company cartoon Doozers. Dreamia in Portugal and another Spanish network, AMC Networks International-owned Canal Panda, have also bought show in Europe, while the Okto channel in Singapore and TVNZ in New Zealand have also acquired it. In Israel, kids channel Hop! has […]

Cisneros poaches AMCNI’s Coltro for EVP role

Venezuela’s Cisneros Media has poached Marcello Coltro from AMC Networks International Latin America to become its executive VP, content distribution. Based out of Miami, Coltro will oversee Cisneros’ pay TV and content distribution unites, reporting to Cisneros Media president Jonathan Blum. He joins from AMCNI, which was formerly Chellomedia, but rebranded after AMC Networks acquired […]