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Acorn TV expands global footprint to 30 territories

Acorn TV, the US streaming service specialising in British television, is expanding into 30 countries, including India and Australia. The SVOD service, which was launched in the US and Canada in 2011, is now also available for US$4.99/month in Spain, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Venezuela and the Bahamas, among a number […]

In the spotlight: Simon & Stephen Cornwell

The Ink Factory founders, and sons of author John le Carré, discuss the changing face of television and bringing their father’s stories to new audiences. Andy McDonald reports Stephen and Simon Cornwell set up production company The Ink Factory in 2010, with a core part of their strategy to adapt the work of their father. LA-based […]

CBS, AMC Channels Partnership launches on-demand players on Freeview

The CBS AMC UK Channels Partnership – a joint venture between AMC Networks International and CBS Studios International – is set to launch two new on-demand players on Freeview Play. Horror Bites and CBS Catchup Channels UK will both be available on the free-to-air UK TV platform from December 6, joining on-demand services like the […]

Fox hires AMC president as entertainment boss

Fox has appointed AMC president and GM Charlie Collier as its entertainment boss. Collier, who is to serve as CEO of entertainment, will oversee “New Fox” and its entertainment strategy across live, scripted and non-scripted content. He will begin transitioning into his new role on November 1. The exec replaces Fox chairman and CEO Gary […]

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 […]

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