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AMC Networks strikes talent deals to fuel expanding true crime offer

AMC Networks is preparing to ramp up its true crime offering by signing talent deals with a quartet of creatives. The US outfit has struck partnerships with Mona Chalabi (The Fix, Vagina Dispatches), Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City, Couples Therapy), Cameron Esposito (Queery, Take My Wife) and Jena Friedman (The Daily Show, Soft Focus) as it […]

Exclusive: AMC-backed Shorts International names Arqiva alum as COO

AMC Networks-backed TV and streaming outfit Shorts International has appointed Russ Armstrong, a former exec at telecoms firm Arqiva, as its COO. Armstrong reports into Shorts International CEO Carter Pilcher and will be responsible for directing global operations at the company, which operates the ShortsTV channel and focuses on short-form content. He will also lead […]

AMC’s Acorn TV snags North America rights to BBC comedy ‘The Other One’

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has acquired exclusive rights in North America and the Netherlands to BBC One comedy The Other One. The show, sold by Banijay’s Endemol Shine International, follows two girls who share the same name and who are half-sisters, but have no idea the other existed until their father dies. It is […]

Tom Halleen exits AMC, Robyn DeMarco upped

Tom Halleen, EVP of programming strategy, acquisitions and scheduling at AMC Networks has stepped down to become the founding dean of Biola University’s new School of Cinema and Media Arts. Halleen joined AMC in 2003 as VP of programming and scheduling and during his 18-year tenure worked across linear and on-demand platforms including AMC, BBC […]

Factual roundup: AMC SVODs acquire raft of factual shows; Autentic to distribute brain research doc; UKTV is ‘Gone Fishing’

AMC SVODs acquire docs for US AMC Networks’ SVOD services Acorn TV and Sundance Now have acquired North American rights to a raft of factual programming, following an agreement with distributor TVF International. Among the documentaries heading to Sundance Now are Glasgow-based Hopscotch Films’ BBC Storyville-commissioned 1 x 84-minute Accidental Anarchist, about how Carne Ross, […]

AMC’s streamer Acorn TV expands in UK with Apple & Amazon

Acorn TV, the British content streamer owned and operated by AMC Networks, is expanding its reach in the UK after striking deals with Apple and Amazon. The agreement means the streamer, which launched in the UK in April, will be accessible to users via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV channels. Prospective users will […]

Scripted programming EVP Susie Fitzgerald quits AMC, SundanceTV

Susie Fitzgerald is stepping down as EVP of scripted programming at AMC and SundanceTV, after more than a decade with AMC Networks. Promoted to the role in 2015, Fitzgerald was responsible for the day-to-day operations of both networks original scripted programming, as well as the development of new projects. She joined AMC in 2009 as […]

AMC Networks hires Viacom’s Robyn DeMarco to oversee programming, acquisitions

AMC Networks has hired former Viacom exec Robyn DeMarco as SVP of programming strategy, acquisitions & scheduling for its entertainment division, which includes AMC, BBC America and Sundance TV. DeMarco will also oversee programming and acquisitions for IFC and reality network WE tv, reporting into David Beck, EVP and head of programming strategy and business […]

AMC reveals UK launch plans for scripted streamer Acorn TV

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV is to launch in the UK from the end of April, offering exclusive new programmes on a weekly basis. The SVOD, which skews towards UK content but also offers international fare, will be available to British audiences from Wednesday, 29 April and offer dramas, mysteries and comedies. It will launch […]

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