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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 […]

Factual roundup: AMC SVODs acquire raft of factual shows; Autentic to distribute brain research doc; UKTV is ‘Gone Fishing’

AMC SVODs acquire docs for US AMC Networks’ SVOD services Acorn TV and Sundance Now have acquired North American rights to a raft of factual programming, following an agreement with distributor TVF International. Among the documentaries heading to Sundance Now are Glasgow-based Hopscotch Films’ BBC Storyville-commissioned 1 x 84-minute Accidental Anarchist, about how Carne Ross, […]

Sundance Now takes exclusive rights to Studiocanal’s ‘Sanctuary’

AMC Network’s streaming service Sundance Now has acquired exclusive US and Canadian rights to broadcast eight-part psychological thriller Sanctuary after striking a deal with distributor Studiocanal. Sanctuary, produced by Italy’s Fabula Pictures and Sweden’s Yellow Bird, is based on the novel The Devil’s Sanctuary by Marie Hermanson and stars Josefin Asplund (Vikings) and Matthew Modine […]

Sundance Now takes US rights to DCD’s ‘The Secrets She Keeps’

AMC Networks’ US streaming service Sundance Now has acquired US rights to Australian domestic noir thriller The Secrets She Keeps from DCD Rights. Based on the novel by Michael Robotham, the Lingo Pictures production is written by Sarah Walker and Jonathan Gavin and stars Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey, Marcella), Jessica de Gouw (The Crown, Arrow), and Michael Dorman (Patriot, For All Mankind). The series follows two women who have […]

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 […]