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Acorn ramps up originals drive with BBC1

 AMC-owned Acorn TV is partnering with the BBC on family drama Pitching In. Starring EastEnders actor Larry Lamb and Hayley Mills (pictured), the drama will air in the UK on BBC1 Wales and BBC1 Daytime and on streaming platform Acorn TV in the US. It will be produced by Broken indie LA Productions, with Acorn […]

AMC returns to Le Carre for new series

Following the worldwide success of its 2017 adaptation of The Night Manager, AMC is bringing another John le Carre novel to the small screen. The US network this weekend announced that its latest espionage drama will be The Little Drummer Girl, and will star Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Shannon and Florence Pugh. The six part miniseries […]

AMC sets programming leadership team

AMC Networks has set a new programming leadership team that will work to serve its strategic goal of owning and controlling its own content. The executives that lead this team will report to David Madden (pictured), president of programming for AMC, Sundance TV and AMC Studios. Ben Davis, who was SVP of programming for AMC […]

AMC ups Connolly for Sundance programming role

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has named Patrick Connolly as SVP of programming for AMC/SundanceTV Global. In his new role, Connolly will be responsible for acquisitions, planning, global strategy and scheduling of linear and VOD programming, as well as promotion planning and on-air creative for AMC Global and SundanceTV Global. In this position, Connolly will oversee research directives […]

AMC’s Sundance picks up Sharon Horgan’s Motherland

Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium video streaming service, has picked up Sharon Horgan’s British TV series Motherland. The series, written and created by Horgan, Holly Walsh, and Graham and Helen Linehan, will make its exclusive US debut with the first two episodes premiering on the service on May 10. Motherland follows Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), […]

BT premieres The Terror on YouTube in UK first

BT is giving the public a chance to watch the first episode of AMC’s thriller The Terror for free, live on YouTube next week. The first episode of BT TV’s The Terror will be available for 24 hours from 00.01am on April 24, for anyone in the UK, with a double episode also available for […]

AMC’s Sundance Now picks up Aussie crime thriller

Ahead of its official launch at MIPTV, DRG has secured its first major deal for Dead Lucky, a new four-part crime thriller starring Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters). The show, made for SBS Australia by Australian producer Subtext Pictures, has been acquired by Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium subscription streaming service. It […]

NBCU has ‘best US skinny bundle’ networks

NBCUniversal networks were the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five channels groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they would […]

YouTube TV ups price and adds Turner channels

YouTube TV is set to up its price from US$35 to US$40 per month, has added a host of Turner channels, and plans to up its sports output. The news came as YouTube said it will also expand its over-the-top pay TV service to 100 top US markets in the coming weeks. YouTube is adding […]

FilmRise moves to production, hires Waco’s Wolynetz

FilmRise has hired Waco (pictured), and Breaking Bad producer Vlad Wolynetz to head their newly launched television production division. FilmRise previously distributed films and classic TV shows such as Roseanne, 3rd Rock From the Sun and A Different World. Wolynetz, who previously served as vice president of production, series and movies at AMC, will work alongside CEO Danny […]

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