Outdoor Channel

News round-up: Korea’s Wavve lands at NBCU; Lifetime’s ‘Married At First Sight’ travels; Starzplay inks Warners deal; and more…

NBCUniversal signs content deal with Korea’s Wavve South Korean streamer Wavve will supply Korean content to NBCUniversal as part of a new deal announced over the weekend. The platform’s operator, Content Wavve, is a consortium established last year, made up of South Korea’s terrestrial broadcasters – SBS, MBC and KBS – as well as telecoms […]

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 launches five nets with beIN

AMC Networks International has partnered with operator beIN to launch five channels in the Middle East and North Africa. Under the deal, AMC will become exclusively available to beIN subscribers in the region in HD. Four other newly-localised, premium AMCNI channels will also launch on the beIN platform – CBS Reality, Extreme Sports Channel, Outdoor […]

InterMedia trumps Stan Kroenke’s offer for Outdoor Channel

The battle for control of Outdoor Channel has taken another twist with InterMedia putting in a higher offer for the US cable net than that lodged by sport and media entrepreneur Stan Kroenke’s company. InterMedia had lined up a merger deal with Outdoor before KSE stepped in with a higher value bid. Both maintained they […]

Kroenke in pole position to take Outdoor Channel

The bid from Kroenke Sports & Entertainment for Outdoor Channel looks the most likely to succeed after rival bidder InterMedia admitted that the US cable net’s owners preferred the sports mogul’s offer. InterMedia had lined up a merger deal with Outdoor before KSE stepped in with a higher value bid. Both maintained they had offered […]

Rival bidder fires back at Stan Kroenke in battle for Outdoor Channel

US media firm InterMedia has reacted angrily to Stan Kroenke’s attempt to trump its bid for Outdoor Channel. In a letter to the board of directors of the Outdoor Channel, InterMedia said that the offer it has on the table for the US cable channel is more attractive and would create a more valuable business […]

Stan Kroenke makes late play for Outdoor Channel

Stan Kroenke has made a late bid for Outdoor Channel and is attempting to trump an earlier offer for the US cable network. The proposed deal follows an agreement between Outdoor Channel and InterMedia, which owns the Sportsman Channel and numerous hunting and fishing publications. It had offered Outdoor Channel shareholders US$8 per share or […]