AMC Networks International


Cable Congress: eSports fastest growing phenomenon in sports

The rise of eSports has been the fastest-growing phenomenon ever in sports broadcasting but traditional broadcasters may struggle to tap into this market, Cable Congress attendees heard yesterday. Speaking on a panel titled ‘the future of sports content’, Mike Moriarty, managing director, AMC Networks International – Central Europe, Digital Media Center and UK – described […]

AMC creates eSports SVOD network

AMC Networks International Iberia and gamer culture MCN Machinima have created an SVOD network dedicated to eSports and gaming. The platform, billed as a “many2many service”, will be available on pay TV platforms, smart TVs and as iOS and Android apps in Spain and Portugal. Programming will include Machinima original productions such as Street Fighter: […]

NEM: non-linear growth causing disconnect between operators and channels

Growth in demand for non-linear and multiscreen viewing is leading to a growing disconnect between channel providers and TV operators, according to a panel of operators and content providers at the NEM. Speaking at the event in Croatia this morning, the operators on the panel called for more focus on providing comprehensive rights to cover […]

Sundance Channel launches on Orange TV in France

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has launched Sundance Channel Global on Orange TV through its ADSL fibre and satellite platforms in France.  The channel went live last week as part of Orange’s Cinema and Series TV, broadcasting independent feature films and documentaries and original drama series. “This exciting launch will significantly extend the reach of Sundance […]

Outdoor Channel launches in Benelux, CEE

AMC Networks International – Zone has partnered with Luxembourg-based pay TV operator M7 Group to launch a new feed of the Outdoor Channel in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium and the Netherlands. The channel is due to launch in the countries next week and will be available on the Familie package via CanalDigitaal in the […]

CBS Drama joins Freeview in the UK

 Drama is to launch on digital free-to-air platform Freeview in the UK, and has acquiredthree library titles from CBS Studios International. The network is currently carried on the Sky and Virgin Media pay TV satellite platforms and Freesat. The new deal means itwill now be available in 90% of the UK’s television households. Meanwhile, CBS […]

AMC to debut in UK in September

AMC Networks International is launching flagship channel AMC in the UK for the first time, and will launch upcoming series Fear the Walking Dead exclusively on the network. AMCNI has signed an exclusive carriage deal with telco BT’s service, BT TV, to debut AMC in September. The AMC channel in the US is home to […]

Digi adds AMC-owned kids net Megamax to satellite service

Hungarian service provider Digi has added AMC Networks International-owned kids channel Megamax to its satellite offer.  The channel targets children aged seven to 14 and now reaches more than 1.9 million households in Hungary, according to AMC. DIGI first started carrying Magamax on its cable systems last March. With the new deal, it has now […]

AMC Networks International expands in Europe

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has announced the expansion of its portfolio of linear TV channels in Europe.  Slovak Telekom in Slovakia has launched Sundance Channel for the first time and has added Sport1 HD alongside the stand definition version of the channel, AMC announced at MIPTV. Skylink in the Czech Republic and Slovakia has moved […]

AMC should launch OTT service, says analyst

US-based programmer AMC Networks would benefit from launching its own OTT streaming service on the lines of that planned by HBO, according to an analyst at New York financial services specialist Albert Fried and Company. Albert Fried analyst Rich Tullo said in a note on AMC Networks that the company would be in a good […]