Sundance Now


Will 2019 mark the end of niche SVOD?

Media giants are closing their niche streamers to prepare for mega mainstream platforms, but will this mark the end of speciality services? Kaltrina Bylykbashi investigates The closure of Warner-owned streamers DramaFever and Filmstruck – which AT&T inherited in its takeover of Time Warner in 2018 – rocked the industry and its fans late last year. […]

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, […]

Sundance Now, DRG partner for true-crime series Oslo Killing

AMC Networks-owned SVOD Sundance Now is teaming with Modern Times Group-owned distributor DRG on six-part true crime series The Oslo Killing. Produced by Norway’s Monster, the series is being co-produced with Discovery Networks Norway. It will premiere on Sundance Now across North America, UK, Ireland and German-speaking Europe. The Oslo Killing examines the unsolved 1974 […]

AMC’s Sundance joins The Name Of The Rose co-production

Germany’s Tele München Group has announced that AMC Networks’ SundanceTV and Sundance Now are coming on board the recently announced adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose. Produced by 11 Marzo Film, Palomar and TMG, the limited series is already lined up to appear on RAI in Italy during 2019. Under the terms […]

AMC’s Sundance picks up Sharon Horgan’s Motherland

Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium video streaming service, has picked up Sharon Horgan’s British TV series Motherland. The series, written and created by Horgan, Holly Walsh, and Graham and Helen Linehan, will make its exclusive US debut with the first two episodes premiering on the service on May 10. Motherland follows Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), […]

AMC’s Sundance Now picks up Aussie crime thriller

Ahead of its official launch at MIPTV, DRG has secured its first major deal for Dead Lucky, a new four-part crime thriller starring Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters). The show, made for SBS Australia by Australian producer Subtext Pictures, has been acquired by Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium subscription streaming service. It […]

AMC confirms Stillerman replacement

David Madden has been confirmed as president of original programming for US networks AMC and SundanceTV, replacing Joel Stillerman. He will also take on the same role at producer AMC Studios, reporting in all capacities to AMC, Sundance and AMC Studios president Charlie Collier. Madden was expected to make the move after leaving US broadcaster […]

Sundance SVOD service heads to Rillington Place, Riviera

AMC Networks has acquired Europe-produced scripted trio Back, Rillington Place and Riviera for its Sundance-branded US subscription VOD service. Sundance Now has landed exclusive streaming rights to the shows, deals that come just months after it ordered its first original series, The Chances. Back is the latest comedy from Peep Show stars David Mitchell and […]

Sundance orders first SVOD scripted series

New US streaming service Sundance Now has become the latest SVOD platform to order an original scripted series. The AMC Networks-owned service has given the straight-to-series greenlight to The Chances, which is billed as a comedy-drama written and performed deaf actors Shoshanna Stern and Josh Feldman. Traditional broadcasters have been attempting to reach millennial audiences […]