Czech operator Telly adds AMC channels and sports rights

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AMC Networks International (AMCNI CNE) has announced a multi-year distribution deal with Czech pay TV operator Telly.

The deal will provide Telly customers with access to AMCNI CNE’s channels Sport1, Sport2, AMC, Film+, Spektrum, Spektrum Home, JimJam and Minimax. The agreement will commence on September 1, offering Czech customers long-term access to entertainment content such as Fear The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul.

In addition, the deal includes Access to live sports rights including Formula One, UEFA Nations League, Champions Hockey, UEFA Europa League, Swedish & Swiss Hockey League, EHF Handball Champions League and more.

Balázs Hajós, VP of affiliate sales, AMCNI CNE, said: “This newly established long-term agreement with Telly in the Czech Republic recognizes the value of our portfolio of channels and highlights the continued demand for our sought-after sport, drama, film, documentaries and kids’ programming. 

“We have continuously invested in our sports rights, including coveted Formula One races, alongside local, original productions and leading international AMC series such as Fear the Walking Dead. This has enabled audiences to watch the most compelling content and is reflected by our increasing portfolio share in the Czech market. We’re looking forward to premiering a wide range of exclusive programming in the months ahead.”

Vladimir Rusnak, head of content and strategy at Telly s.r.o., said: “I believe that by working with AMC Networks International we will be able to make our already unique portfolio of sports channels even more attractive. Moreover, thanks to the rich offer of channels of the AMC Networks International group, not only sports fans, but also film, series, documentary enthusiasts and families with children will find something to enjoy.”

Tags: AMCNI CNE, Telly

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