Halt & Catch Fire

Amazon deal monitor: Prime’s time

Amazon’s initial slate of originals was mostly well received, but failed to set the TV world alight. Then along came Jeffrey Tambur cross-dressing drama Transparent, which not only garnered masses of column inches, but also bagged awards and critical acclaim. Some commentators described as “Amazon’s House of Cards moment”. SVOD service Amazon Prime Instant Video […]

Downton Abbey constructed on Amazon

Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK has acquired exclusive streaming rights to Downton Abbey, Turn and The Red Road among others. Seasons 1-4 of period drama Downton have been taken from NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, while seasons 1-2 of spy drama Turn, gritty cop drama The Red Road and personal computer boom drama Halt […]

AMC lands in Latin America

AMC Networks International is taking its flagship channel brand to Latin American pay TV. A deal with DirecTV Latin America brings the AMC network to seven Spanish-speaking countries, namely Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. AMC launches this month and will offer shows such as recent drama Halt & Catch Fire, plus movies […]

Amazon secures long-term AMC drama deal

On-demand platform Amazon Prime Instant Video has secured an exclusive multi-year agreement for original series coming from US channels AMC and SundanceTV. The deal with distributor Entertainment One will cover the UK and Germany, where Amazon Prime subscribers will get first-run access to the programming. Initially covered in the deal are the 20x60mins computing boom […]

AMC orders new scripted dramas

AMC, the US cable network that is home to Mad Men and Breaking Bad, has added two scripted dramas to its latest development slate. The broadcaster, which also airs zombie thriller The Walking Dead, has ordered 1980s themed Halt & Catch Fire and period drama Turn. Both pilots have been ordered from AMC Studios, the […]