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AMC appoints Hoodlum exec Noel Manzano as VP international programming

AMC Networks has appointed Hoodlum Entertainment’s Noel Manzano as VP of international programming. The exec replaces Chris Loveall, who has joined Disney+ as VP of content for international, as previously reported. In the new role, Manzano is to identify and develop original content, and also work alongside AMC Networks Entertainment Group to move existing projects […]

AMC’s Chris Loveall boards Disney+ as VP content for international

AMC Networks’ Chris Loveall is the latest exec to join a growing international team for Disney+. Loveall has boarded Disney+ as VP of content for international, where he is to work closely with Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International’s regional teams on the development and production of original scripted and unscripted series. He will also oversee acquisitions […]

RTÉ, Acorn partner with ZDFE and TV2 Norway on dramedy

Irish pubcaster RTÉ and AMC Networks-backed Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) have partnered to commission a comedy-drama series that also has Germany’s ZDF Enterprises and TV2 Norway onboard. The South Westerlies is from Dublin-based Deadpan Pictures and is set in a small coastal town in the south-west of Ireland that is earmarked for a Norwegian-owned wind […]

Acorn TV licenses slate of ABC content for Oz, New Zealand offering

Acorn TV has licensed a slate of content from Australian public broadcaster ABC for its local platforms. The AMC Networks-owned streamer, which recently hit the one-million subscriber mark, has picked up the slate for its growing Australian and New Zealand offering. The deal includes Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries starring Essie Davis (The Babadook); ABC drama Jack Irish starring […]

AMC streamer Acorn TV hits one million subscribers

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has surpassed one million subscribers in the US and Canada. Launched in 2011, the RLJ Entertainment-owned service, which was acquired by AMC Networks for $274m last year, initially specialised in British television for US subscribers, but it has worked aggressively to diversify its slate with other international offerings. Eight years […]

AMC Entertainment Networks Group brings Studios operation in-house

AMC Networks is bringing its Studios operation in-house in a restructure that sees the departure of David Madden. The exec, who joined AMC in 2017, served as president of programming for the Entertainment Networks Group and AMC Studios. However, under the business’s “strategic realignment” the studio will come under centralised leadership – that of Sarah […]

BBC America plans trip to ‘Eden’ with BBC Studios

BBC Studios and AMC Networks-backed US cablenet BBC America has handed out its first commission to the natural history producers behind Frozen Planet and Blue Planet II. Eden is a six-parter that is being produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit and will explore six untouched locations around the world and follow developments over the […]

Acorn TV appoints FilmStruck exec for International

AMC Networks-owned US streamer Acorn TV has appointed a former Turner and FilmStruck International exec to oversee its global division. Kerensa Samanidis takes the newly created role of general manager at Acorn TV International, based out of London and responsible for the overall development, management and operation of the streaming service for all markets outside […]

WE tv re-ups distribution deal with Off The Fence

AMC Networks-owned cable channel WE tv has re-upped an exclusive distribution deal with global unscripted distributor Off The Fence. The pact between WE tv and Off The Fence – which have been partners for 10 years – will see the latter ZDF Enterprises-owned distributor selling more than 1,200 hours of WE tv content internationally and […]

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