AMC Networks

Vampires and Zombies help AMC Networks deliver solid Q4, 2022 results

AMC Networks has reported robust results for Q4 2022 – but remains concerned about the impact of the shift from linear to streaming on its business. For Q4, net revenues increased 20% year on year to $965 million while the figure for the full year was just over $3 billion (up 1%). The company now […]

AMC Networks appoints Kristin Dolan as CEO

AMC Networks has named Kristin Dolan as its new CEO, effective February 27, 2023. Kristin is the wife of executive chairman James Dolan, who has been temporarily running the business since the surprise departure of Christina Spade last year. AMC, which controls AMC, IFC and Sundance TV, as well as a suite of such streaming […]

TV industry in midst of “reflection and correction” says AMCN content chief

AMC Networks’ president of entertainment and AMC Studios Dan McDermott told reporters on the TCA winter press tour that the company’s current round of restructuring will leave it “optimally positioned as a lean, progressive, forward facing organisation, poised to take advantage of the myriad opportunities in the marketplace.” McDermott was responding to recent developments at […]

James Dolan takes temporary control of AMC Networks strategy

AMC Networks chairman James Dolan is taking temporary control of the beleaguered business followed the abrupt departure of CEO Christina Spade last week. Effective immediately, Dolan will serve as interim executive chairman, a role which enables him to provide strategic oversight of the company until a new CEO is named. Dolan stepped out of the […]

AMC turnaround will trigger US$350m-US$475m in restructuring charges

Having announced plans that could lead to a cut 20% of its workforce, AMC Networks has now issued an SEC Filing in the US which estimates that the company will incur US$350m-US$475m in pre-tax restructuring charges as it seeks to turn the company around. Management said the restructuring plan is designed to achieve “significant cost […]

Monetisation of content ‘in disarray’ says AMC Networks chairman

AMC Networks is the latest company to fall victim to this year’s correction in the global SVOD business. On the same day that CEO Christina Spade stepped down after just three months in the job, chairman James Dolan announced “significant cutbacks”. With Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav and Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger having […]

AMC and Roku expand partnership with new FAST channels and VOD options

AMC Networks and Roku have agreed an expanded partnership that will see more of AMC’s content and streaming services made available across The Roku Channel’s broad and growing ecosystem. The agreement includes the addition of 11 FAST channels created and programmed by AMC Networks to The Roku Channel, including an exclusive channel, AMC Showcase, which […]

AMC Networks hails success of its targeted streaming strategy

On the eve of international TV market MIPCOM, AMC Networks says the rollout of its SVOD service AMC+ is “gaining momentum”. Following new launches in Spain, Korea, India, New Zealand and Australia, president of streaming services Miquel Penella said: “These recent international launches highlight the growing demand for AMC+ across major affiliates and distribution partners as we bring […]

AMC Networks distribution boss exits

Josh Reader, president of distribution and development for AMC Networks in the US, is exiting the company, with a reshuffle that sees Kim Kelleher promoted to the new role of chief commercial officer. Reader, who joined AMC Networks more than a decade ago, will depart early next year to set up a new venture in […]

FreeWheel to offer linear addressable solution with AMC Networks

Comcast-owned adtech company FreeWheel has announced a partnership with AMC Networks to offer a self-service linear addressable solution. Freewheel said that the offering “will allow programmers to unlock previously hard-to-access inventory for monetisation purposes as well as provide ease of management for multi-screen campaigns.” The solution promises to solve the problems facing programmers, including access […]

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