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BBC & AMC+ drama ‘The North Water’ sails into 40 territories

CBC in Canada and Foxtel in Australia are among almost 40 broadcasters and streamers around the world to have acquired BBC & AMC+ drama series The North Water, ahead of its UK debut. The 5 x 60-minute series, which is distributed by BBC Studios, was produced by See-Saw Films as a co-production with Rhombus Media, […]

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan steps down as M&A rumours whirl

AMC Networks’ longstanding president & CEO Josh Sapan is stepping down, prompting further M&A speculation around the US-based broadcaster and streamer. Sapan has been with AMC for more than 25 years and is being replaced on an interim basis by Matt Blank, who had led HBO-owned Showtime for two decades before stepping down in 2017. […]

AMC+, See-Saw & Warwick Thornton prep Australian drama ‘Firebite’

AMC Studios has greenlit a new Australia-based fantasy series for its streaming service AMC+, which is being co-produced with See-Saw Films. Firebite (8 x 60 minutes) is set in the late 18th Century and follows two Indigenous Australian hunters on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the middle of the South Australian […]

AMC rejigs int’l networks & streaming content teams under Kristin Jones

AMC Networks is restructuring its international programming group, with Kristin Jones promoted to a new role with a new remit across its networks and streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV and Sundance Now. Jones, AMC’s EVP of international programming, will head up the newly enlarged division and be responsible for finding and developing series from around […]

AMC expands senior leadership roles for streaming focus

US-based AMC Networks has expanded the roles of senior execs Courtney Thomasma, Matt Graham and Blake Callaway as part of the company’s continuing refocus around its streaming services. Company veteran Thomasma, who most recently served as executive director of BBC America, is shifting to a new position as general manager of streamer AMC+, where she […]

Beta Film takes global rights to AMC, Movistar+ drama ‘La Fortuna’

Germany’s Beta Film has picked up international distribution rights to Movistar+ and AMC’s drama La Fortuna, which marks Oscar-winning director Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Others, The Sea Inside) first venture into TV series. La Fortuna, which stars Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones, Hunger Games) and Clarke Peters (The Wire), is based on the true-to-life discovery in […]

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