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AMC to launch general interest Selekt channel in Spain

AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) is to launch a new general interest channel in Spain.

Launching on February 4, Selekt will be available to Vodafone TV and Orange TV customers at no extra cost, and offer programming spanning film, series, documentaries and children’s content.

Of a weekday, Selekt will programme two hours of children’s content in the early morning; ten hours of lifestyle programming (cooking, decoration, beauty and health) in the morning and afternoon; three hours of documentaries after lunch; five hours of movies and series in prime time; and four hours of music in the overnight slot. 

This will shift to  four hours of children’s content and two hours of documentaries in the morning, movies after lunch and one more hour of prime time at weekends. 

AMC said that the channel will include content from its 11 thematic channels: AMC, Canal Hollywood, SundanceTV, DARK, Somos, XTRM, Odisea, Canal Cocina, Canal Decasa, Canal Panda and Sol Música. Highlighted titles include French series Mirage, Narcos: Mexico and the Rocky film franchise.

Manuel Balsera, Managing Director of AMCNISE, said: “In today’s dynamic media landscape, where viewers spend more time choosing what to watch, we are launching this new general-interest channel so that they can easily discover and enjoy the best of pay television. We are delighted that Vodafone TV and Orange TV, two of our key partners, are including Selekt in their offering.”

Ignacio García-Legaz, Director of Vodafone TV, said: “Selekt is the ideal complement to our TV portfolio at a time of high viewing figures and a growing number of offerings. This channel is an opportunity to bolster pay TV in Spain over free-to-air options, while at the same time delivering content to Vodafone users that might not be part of their subscription package.”

José Antonio Guzmán, Head of Strategy and Negotiation at Orange TV, said: “We welcome this general-interest channel on Orange TV, offering the highest quality premium pay-TV content in one place. Orange TV subscribers will be able to enjoy the best showcase of the wide variety of content from AMC Networks’ channels, part of Orange TV’s broad range of movies, series and entertainment for the whole family. For us, this is a further step in strengthening our product portfolio in partnership with AMC Networks.”