AMC Networks

AMC consolidates UMC & WE tv leadership; renews ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

US-based AMC Networks has brought the leadership of its UMC streaming service and WE tv network into one team headed by Brett Dismuke. Dismuke was named UMC’s head of content in 2019 and will now take on the position of general manager for the service as well as WE tv, reporting to Miguel Penella, president […]

AMC Networks hires Aisha Thomas-Petit as first diversity officer

US-based AMC Networks has appointed Aisha Thomas-Petit as its first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. In this newly created role, Thomas-Petit will partner with senior leaders at the company to advance its diversity goals, including setting a roadmap and success measures to build, develop and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. AMC seeks to […]

TBI Weekly: What comes after the streaming revolution?

Covid-19 has accelerated a swathe of trends that were already apparent across the business prior to the pandemic, none more so than the ongoing – and industry-changing – transition towards global streaming services.  However, as exec moves and organisational streamlining continues at breakneck speed, what will happen once the dust settles on the current restructuring (particularly in the […]

AMC Networks to cut 10% of US staff as streaming restructure revealed

AMC Networks is cutting around 10% of its US staff, as it become the latest media operator to refocus its efforts on streaming amid the pandemic. Around 100 members of staff are set to be affected following the revamp, which will see it put more emphasis on its OTT services rather than its traditional networks. […]

Exclusive: AMC-backed ShortsTV strikes Amazon deal to extend reach in Europe

AMC Networks-backed ShortsTV has expanded its reach across Europe after striking a deal with Amazon Prime Video Channels. The agreement will see ShortsTV, which claims to be the only 24/7 short-form focused linear and OTT HD TV network, becoming available via Amazon’s channels business in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain. It will cost […]

WE tv president & GM Marc Juris to depart after seven years in role

Marc Juris is to step down as president and general manager of US-based AMC Networks-owned lifestyle and entertainment network WE tv at the end of the year, following seven years in the role. No immediate replacement has been announced for Juris, whose exit comes shortly after the departure of AMC Networks Entertainment Group president Sarah Barnett. […]

Acorn TV takes exclusive rights to BBC & Netflix drama ‘A Suitable Boy’

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV has snagged exclusive North American premiere rights to BBC drama A Suitable Boy. The deal was brokered by producer Lookout Point (War And Peace) and BBC Studios, which has owned the prodco outright since 2018. Acorn TV will premiere the series to audiences in the US and Canada from 7 December. A […]

Acorn TV, ViacomCBS’s C5 prep PD James ‘Inspector Dalgliesh’ adaptation

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV and Channel 5 have joined forces on an adaptation of PD James’ Inspector Dalgliesh Mysteries. Dalgliesh will be made up of three two-part films, each comprising 2 x 60 minutes, and is being produced by All3Media’s Des producer New Pictures, with Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) starring. The show, which is […]

AMC rejigs development with Carrie Gillogly & Emma Miller promotions

AMC Networks has rejigged its development team with promotions for two longtime execs. Carrie Gillogly and Emma Miller become co-heads of AMC scripted series, with the former also retaining her role of SVP of scripted programming and Miller continuing as SVP of scripted development. The duo are based out of LA and report to Dan […]

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