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AMC Networks to cut 10% of US staff as streaming restructure revealed

AMC Networks is cutting around 10% of its US staff, as it become the latest media operator to refocus its efforts on streaming amid the pandemic. Around 100 members of staff are set to be affected following the revamp, which will see it put more emphasis on its OTT services rather than its traditional networks. […]

Drama round-up: Dramacorp developing Cold War comedy-thriller; ‘Trickster’ sells in US; CBS back to work on ‘Einstein’

Dramacorp developing Cold War comedy-thriller Stockholm-based prodco Dramacorp is developing a Cold War comedy-thriller mini-series titled Whiskey On The Rocks. Dramacorp’s chief content officer Patrick Nebout and creative director Henrik Jansson-Schweizer will executive produce, while the company is in the process of recruiting the creative team and finalising its co-production model for the project, which […]

AMC expands horror streamer Shudder into Australia & New Zealand

AMC Networks is launching its horror-focused streaming service Shudder into Australia and New Zealand. The SVOD, which focuses on horror, thriller and supernatural programming, will offer hundreds of hours of series including originals such as Creepshow and Cursed Films. Other recent Shudder originals including Zoom-based Host, which was shot during lockdown, will also be available […]

Distribution round-up: Cineflix picks ‘Warrior Women’; Dynamic snaps up ‘Creepshow’; Eccho Rights scores US remakes

Cineflix Rights takes ‘Warrior Women’  London-headquartered distributor Cineflix Rights has picked up Channel 4’s Warrior Women With Lupita Nyong’o (1 x 60 minutes), in which the Oscar-winning actress will head to West Africa to uncover the legacy of the Agoji women. Produced by SandStone Global Productions for Channel 4, the film follows the actress, author and […]

AMC’s Shudder takes Globo’s Night Shifter

AMC Networks-owned streaming service Shudder has acquired feature film The Night Shifter (pictured) from Brazilian broadcaster Globo.  The horror-focused SVOD will debut the film in March across North America, the UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. It will be available in Portuguese with subtitles, or dubbed in German for select countries. The acquisition marks the second Globo […]

MIPCOM: AMC streamers Shudder & Sundance Now to launch in Oz

AMC Networks is set to launch its streaming services Shudder and Sundance Now in Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2018. AMC states that the move follows growing consumer demand for curated direct-to-consumer subscription services. The expansion builds on both services subscribers in existing territories, which include the UK, Canada, the UK, Ireland, […]

AMC horror SVOD net reaches Germany

AMC Networks’ horror-themed SVOD service Shudder will launch in Germany and Austria. Original series Missions and The Core and acquisitions such as three-part thriller Beyond the Walls and Wolf Creek (pictured) feature on the service, which has been made available on various platforms and mobile operating systems in the territories. Customers will be charged €4.99 […]

BBC, ITV, AMC pact for BritBox US SVOD service

The UK’s two largest broadcasters and The Walking Dead cable net AMC are joining forces to launch BritBox, a new US SVOD service that will debut early next year. The partners said they want to roll out the service in other international markets after the US. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, […]

AMC buys into Funny or Die

AMC Networks has bought a minority stake in comedy online VOD site Funny or Die. AMC has long history of collaborating with Funny or Die through its US cable channel IFC on series such as the forthcoming Brockmire and 2014 miniseries Spoils of Bablyon, and has now taken a seat on the platform’s board. The […]

AMC tests SVOD horror site Shudder

AMC and DramaFever are now in the beta testing phase for their new joint venture project – a subscription horror site called Shudder. Speaking to TBI’s sister publication DTVE yesterday, DramaFever’s head of marketing Yale Wang confirmed the trials and said that the site would primarily feature horror movies rather than TV content. He added […]