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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 […]

AMC appoints Lionsgate’s Dan McDermott as programming president

Former Lionsgate exec Dan McDermott has been appointed as president of original programming at US-based AMC Networks, taking up the role previously held by David Madden. McDermott, who was most recently head of Lionsgate’s scripted TV partnership with BBC Studios (BBCS), also becomes co-president of AMC Studios and fills the void left by Madden, who […]

Sundance Now takes US rights to DCD’s ‘The Secrets She Keeps’

AMC Networks’ US streaming service Sundance Now has acquired US rights to Australian domestic noir thriller The Secrets She Keeps from DCD Rights. Based on the novel by Michael Robotham, the Lingo Pictures production is written by Sarah Walker and Jonathan Gavin and stars Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey, Marcella), Jessica de Gouw (The Crown, Arrow), and Michael Dorman (Patriot, For All Mankind). The series follows two women who have […]

All3Media strikes bumper Latin American deal with Acorn TV

AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV has acquired more than 180 hours of content from All3Media for Latin America. Acorn TV has secured SVoD rights in Latin America to first five seasons of the UK’s leading drama export Midsomer Murders, seasons two and three of murder mystery Agatha Raisin, and five seasons of South Pacific Pictures’ whodunit The […]

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 […]

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