Chellomedia


The Terror to spread on AMC

AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll tells TBI about his plans to grow global channels AMC and Sundance with new originals, and to go more local with its Chellomedia nets. Terror and fear are watchwords in the programming department at AMC in the US, and now internationally. The zombie legions of The Walking Dead also feature […]

Tuchman joins Parrot board, plots investment

Ex-AMC Global president Bruce Tuchman has joined the board of television data firm Parrot Analytics, and will invest in the company this year. Tuchman (pictured) left his role as AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global boss earlier this year, and has been consulting for the media technology sectors since that point. This makes him a […]

AMC channels boss Tuchman exiting

Bruce Tuchman is leaving US cable group AMC after five years running its international channels operation. Tuchman is president of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global, and one of the best-known execs in the international channels business, having built AMC’s global channels operation and done the same for US studio MGM prior to that. TBI […]

Channels switch on OTT

Premium, basic pay and free TV channels around the world are looking to OTT and direct-to-consumer services to reach customers who are leaving the traditional TV space, or those that were never there in the first place. Stewart Clarke talks to analysts and execs about how channels are going over-the-top. Getting the established pay TV […]

AMC debuts in UK with Fear the Walking Dead

AMC Networks International is launching flagship channel AMC in the UK for the first time, and will launch the upcoming Fear the Walking Dead (pictured) exclusively on the net. AMCNI has signed an exclusive carriage deal with telco BT’s service, BT TV service, to debut AMC in September. The AMC channel in the US is […]

Chello deal drives AMC revenue

US-based broadcaster AMC has attributed a rise in its international revenues to its 2014 acquisition of rival channels group Chellomedia. The Walking Dead net AMC closed its €750 million agreement Chello in February 2014 and used this as a springboard to launch its flagship AMC channels in various territories by rebranding Chello’s MGM network, and […]

News brief: CBS AMC lands EMEA drama deal

CBS AMC Networks EMEA Channel Partnership has taken on a number of CBS Studios International-sold dramas. In Poland, the CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International joint venture, known as CBS Chellozone UK Channels before AMC bought Chellomedia, gets The Borgias (seasons 1-3) for CBS Europa The Good Wife (seasons 1-2) for CBS Drama and […]

Moriarty takes over from Shortt at AMC

Mike Moriarty has been appointed managing director of AMC’s international channels business, replacing Dermot Shortt, who has stepped down. Moriarty has been running the Chellomedia channels and DMC playout operations. Following AMC’s acquisition of Chello, creating AMC Networks International – Zone, the group runs a 13-strong bouquet of channels that includes Extreme Sports Channel and […]

Fairbairn exits as Scripps takes channels in-house

Kathy Fairbairn, the director of programming for Food Network and Fine Living and the former JimJam boss, has exited AMC Networks after the channels’ owner, Scripps Network Interactive, took its operation back in-house. The Scripps channels had been operated by Chello Zone, the channel operator that was part of Chellomedia, which was acquired by AMC […]

The script for AMC International

With consumers and the TV industry fixated on high-end drama, TBI speaks to the people behind the new international AMC channel about bringing its brand of scripted cool to market. When US-listed channels group AMC Networks stumped up US$1 billion for Chellomedia’s channel portfolio last October, AMC was already part of the plan. In August, […]

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