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AMC hires new channels chief

Kevin Dickie

Kevin Dickie

Scripps Networks executive Kevin Dickie is joining the international arm of AMC and two other executives have been given new responsibilities in a rejig at the channel operator.

Dickie joins AMC Networks International this month and will take the newly-created role of senior VP, channels group, UK, MEA and Poland. In the UK the AMC net is on the BVT platform and has shows including Fear the Walking Dead.

The new recruit will join AMC from Scripps Networks Interactive after less than six months at the channels business. He was SVP, UK and EMEA at Scripps. He had been consulting for SNI before joining in a full-time capacity last September.

Before that he was Discovery’s Asian operation for 14 years, leaving as part of a regional restructure.

At AMCNI, Dickie will oversee a 12-strong portfolio of channels including AMC, SundanceTV and CBS Studios International joint venture channels CBS Reality and CBS Drama.

Levente Malnáy

Levente Malnáy

With Dickie joining, two existing AMCNI execs have new roles. Levente Málnay will become senior VP, Channels Group, CE and NE, and Tanya Gugenheim will assume the role of senior VP, mergers & acquisitions and business development.

All three execs will report to Mike Moriarty, president, AMC Networks International CE and UK.

Tanya Guggenheim

Tanya Guggenheim

“We are very excited to have someone of Kevin’s calibre bring his dynamic skill set and exceptional strategic vision to AMCNI, that will undoubtedly help build on our company’s successes, and take each of our businesses to the next level across the UK, MEA and Poland,” he said.

Málnay’s new role sees him add Northern Europe to his current responsibilities covering Central Europe. He has been with AMCNI and its forbear Chello since 2009.

Gugenheim, who has been at the company since 1999, will work across corporate strategy and existing and new joint ventures.

“Levente and Tanya have been instrumental in the growth of our CE and UK regions and I very much look forward to continue to work with them in their new, expanded roles,” Moriarty said.