AMC/Sundance Channel Global

AMC rebrands Chellomedia

AMC is rebranding Chellomedia to AMC Networks International, after completing its buyout of the global channels operator and content company in February. Breaking Bad firm AMC, which agreed last year to pay Liberty Global US$1billion (€750 million) to buy Chellomedia, said that the new AMC Networks International division will also include AMC/Sundance Channel Global, which […]

AMC buys German pay TV channel

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has bought the German pay TV channel Kinowelt. The basic-tier movie channel is distributed throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is programmed with classic and contemporary feature films. Financial terms for the purchase, which requires regulatory approval, were not disclosed. AMC has acquired the channel from its existing management. Achim Apell will […]

Tuchman gains control of global MGM channels

AMC/Sundance Channel Global president Bruce Tuchman has added the role of president, MGM Channel Global to his duties. AMC Networks has handed Tuchman the role following its acquisition of Chellomedia, which had acquired the international MGM channels business in August 2012. The MGM Channel is distributed in more than 130 territories. Tuchman has a long […]

AMC reshuffles Chello Latin America post-deal

AMC Networks has placed Eduardo Zulueta (above left) in charge of Chello Latin America, with former incumbent Alejandro Harrison taking on a new business development role. Zulueta, who is also managing director of Chello Multicanal, is expanding his duties to oversee the Chello business in Latin America and divide his time between Chello Multicanal’s Madrid […]

AMC/Sundance Channel buys festival fare

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has made a raft of independent film acquisitions from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival that will premiere exclusively on the Sundance Channel this spring. US drama Drunktown’s Finest has been acquired for France, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Benelux, Iberia and Asia (excluding Malaysia); while Chile-France copro To Kill a Man will air […]

Sundance Channel to launch in MENA

The Sundance Channel is set to launch in the Middle East and North Africa thanks to a deal between AMC/Sundance Channel Global and regional pay TV operator OSN. The network will be available exclusively on OSN from tomorrow and will be available to subscribers of the operator’s Platinum HD and Premier HD packages. Sundance content […]

Sundance, WE tv find new Asian homes

Sundance Channel is launching in South Korea on another IPTV provider and in Ecuador on cable, while sister AMC/Sundance Channel Global net WE tv has found carriage in Thailand. Sundance Channel already runs on the Skylife, Olleh TV by KT and SK Broadband platforms and will now be carried on LG Korea as a 24-hour […]

Sundance Channel gets new Euro launches

AMC Networks-owned Sundance Channel has found new carriage in France, Belgium and Hungary. The AMC/Sundance Channel Global-operated network has launched as a 24-hour linear net on the cable/IPTV platform Bouygues Telecom in France, cable TV operator VOO/BeTV in French-speaking Belgium and in SD and HD on UPC Hungary. The French and Belgian include access to […]

AMC/Sundance poaches Discovery exec ahead of Latin America launch

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has hired Gustavo Lopez as its VP, global distribution for Latin America, ahead of its launch in the region. The VP of global distribution and business development for Latin America role is a new one and has been created ahead of the launch of Sundance Channel on DirecTV Latin America. The DirecTV […]

Sundance Channel launches dedicated Polish feed

AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks, is launching a dedicated Polish feed of the Sundance Channel. Sundance Channel Polska will feature Polish language on-air promos, versioned programming and grassroots promotions, and will replace the Sundance Channel’s Eastern European regional feed that’s currently available in the country. The linear channel will be available […]