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AMC Networks shakes up entertainment division

AMC has shaken up its entertainment division with a new management structure that sees BBC America boss Sarah Barnett (pictured, below) taking the lead on entertainment. AMC has said the restructure comes after “months of organizational design work” and is to better position its national networks and AMC Studios arm in a competitive landscape. It […]

AMC Networks International’s Moriarty to depart

Mike Moriarty, AMC Networks International (AMCNI) president Central & Northern Europe, is leaving the company. Moriarity, who has been in the business for 30-plus years, took up his current role when AMC Networks acquired Liberty Global’s Chellomedia in 2014. While at Chellomedia, Moriarty spearheaded the company’s expansion into Central Europe, transforming a small group of […]

UK ad ‘hiccup’ impacts on AMC’s international business

AMC has blamed a “hiccup” in UK ad revenues for a lacklustre performance by its international division in its latest quarterly results. Speaking on the company’s earnings call, AMC Networks’ chief operating officer, Ed Carroll, said that the company expects to see continued growth in affiliate revenue at its international networks, but cautioned: “We think […]

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 […]

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 […]

AMC restructures production for studio

AMC is restructuring its in-house studio unit under Rick Olshansky and Stefan Reinhardt. The pair will led AMC Studios, with a remit to increase the amount of programming AMC Networks owns from its network. The US-based pay TV group has produced recent series such as Fear the Walking Dead (pictured) and Into the Badlands through AMC […]

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 […]

Collier replaces Barnett at SundanceTV

AMC’s president, Charlie Collier, will add SundanceTV to his duties. By becoming president and general manager of the AMC Networks channel, he replaces Sarah Barnett, who was named president of BBC America last year. She has continued to run SundanceTV in the interim. He will continue with his president and GM at AMC, and reporting […]

Simon exits as Barnett takes on BBC America

BBC America’s 49.9% stakeholder, AMC Networks, has appointed SundanceTV executive Sarah Barnett as president and general manager of BBC America. Barnett, who has been at AMC-owned SundanceTV for ten years and is the network’s president and general manager, will replace BBC America’s current general manager, Perry Simon. She is due to begin her new role […]

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 […]