AMC Networks

‘Killing Eve’ to conclude next year; spin-offs in development

BBC America black comedy-drama series Killing Eve is to conclude with a fourth and final season next year, but the franchise is set to continue, with a number of spin-offs in development. Sid Gentle Films is scheduled to begin production on the final eight-episode this summer, with filming taking place in the UK and across […]

Exclusive: AMC & ViacomCBS execs look to expand Acorn TV, SundanceNow & C5 originals push

AMC Networks’ exec Matt Graham has told TBI Talks he is looking to expand the original drama push for culture-focused SVOD SundanceNow and British content-skewing streamer Acorn TV. Speaking at one of yesterday’s two TBI Talks ahead of The London Screenings, Graham, general manager for Acorn TV & Sundance Now at AMC Networks, explained the importance of co-productions […]

AMC Networks invests in Canada’s Shaftesbury as part of ‘strategic’ deal

US-based AMC Networks has invested in Canadian prodco Shaftesbury, in what has been described as a “strategic partnership” with the Murdoch Mysteries firm. Financial details have not been revealed but the deal will give AMC Networks access to Shaftesbury’s slate and allow it to expand its content and development capabilities in Canada. In return, AMC says that […]

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. […]