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AMC Networks’ WE tv & 50 Cent partner to investigate ‘Hip Hop Homicides’

AMC Networks-owned WE tv has ordered Hip Hop Homicides, a new documentary series from Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, investigating the large number of unsolved murders in the hip hop community. Produced by Lionsgate Television, Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television and Mona Scott-Young’s Monami Productions, and hosted by TV personality and producer, Van Lathan, the eight-part […]

AMC Networks snags anime streamer HIDIVE following Sentai acquisition

AMC Networks in the US has added anime-focused streamer HIDIVE to its growing portfolio of niche OTT services, following its acquisition of Houston-based anime distributor Sentai Holdings. The deal also includes Sentai’s anime content and merchandise, as well as Cool Japan Fund, a public-private Japanese investment fund, which AMC said would help it to expand […]

AMC+ to open ‘The Ipcress File’ in North America

AMC Networks has picked up exclusive rights to six-part espionage thriller The Ipcress File for its AMC+ streaming service in North America. The show, set during the Cold War, is based on the eponymous Len Deighton novel and has been adapted by Trainspotting’s John Hodge, with Altitude Television producing in association with distributor ITV Studios […]

AMC Networks names Christina Spade to replace Ed Carroll

AMC Networks has appointed former ViacomCBS exec Christina Spade as its chief operating officer, in the latest tweak to the company’s senior ranks. Spade became CFO at AMC in January and is now also adding the COO remit, continuing to report into interim CEO Matt Blank. Prior to AMC, Spade had been CFO for Showtime […]

AMC+ saddles up Western drama ‘Dirty Black Bag’ for US, Canada & Oz

AMC Networks has acquired rights to spaghetti western drama series That Dirty Black Bag for its AMC+ bundle in the US, Canada and Australia. The show, produced by Mediawan-owned BRON Studios and Palomar, describes the eight-day clash between sheriff Arthur McCoy (Dominic Cooper) and Red Bill (Douglas Booth), an infamous, solitary bounty hunter known for […]

AMC+ launches in Australia via Amazon & Apple TV

AMC Networks has launched its streaming bundle AMC+ in Australia, allowing viewers to access a raft of shows from the US operator and its sibling streamers Acorn TV and Shudder. The service, which became available via YouTube in the US earlier this year, will allow Aussie subscribers to watch shows including revenge thriller The Beast Must […]

AMC ups Dan McDermott, adding acquisition & scheduling remits

AMC Networks has upped original programming and studio president Dan McDermott to an expanded role covering acquisitions. McDermott becomes president of entertainment & AMC Studios with a remit that continues to include originals and production, but also adds responsibility for business affairs, scheduling, acquisitions and talent relationships. He will work across AMC channel brands including […]

AMC veteran Ed Carroll to depart after three decades as M&A rumours persist

AMC Networks veteran Ed Carroll is stepping down at the end of the year after more than three decades with the company, as speculation continues to swirl over its future. Carroll has been COO at the cable operator since 2009, overseeing the Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead and Mad Men network AMC, as well […]

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan steps down as M&A rumours whirl

AMC Networks’ longstanding president & CEO Josh Sapan is stepping down, prompting further M&A speculation around the US-based broadcaster and streamer. Sapan has been with AMC for more than 25 years and is being replaced on an interim basis by Matt Blank, who had led HBO-owned Showtime for two decades before stepping down in 2017. […]

SundanceTV launches true crime franchise, orders two unscripted series

AMC Networks’ SundanceTV has launched its first true crime franchise – the aptly titled True Crime Story – and commissioned two shows under the new banner. Produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment, It Couldn’t Happen Here is hosted by actor and author Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, The Walking Dead), who visits different small towns […]

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