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AMC Networks aims high with seven million SVOD target

AMC Networks has set a goal of securing between five and seven million SVOD subscribers to its targeted offerings by 2024, with over US$500 million in revenues from these activities. Speaking on the company’s latest quarterly earnings call, CEO Josh Sapan aid that AMC aimed to pass 3.5-4 million subscribers by 2022. AMC Networks added […]

AMC names new Acorn TV international chief

AMC Networks-owned ‘best-of-British’ streaming service Acorn TV has appointed Kerensa Samanidis in the new role of general manager of Acorn TV International. Samanidis, previously general manager of FilmStruck International, who has been working as a consultant for Acorn TV, will be responsible for the overall development, management and operation of the premium TV streaming service for […]

AMC lines up new launches for Shudder and Sundance Now

AMC Networks is due to launch its direct-to-consumer streaming services, Shudder and Sundance Now, in Australia and New Zealand later this year. The new launches were announced today at MIPCOM and will build on the existing international footprint of the services, which are available in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria. “Our […]

AMC Networks International hires first president

AMC Networks has promoted Eduardo Zulueta to the newly-created position of president of AMC Networks International (AMCNI). Zulueta is currently in charge of AMCNI’s Latin America and Southern Europe portfolio of channels. In his new role he will oversee AMCNI’s global operations. He is due to take up his new role on November 1 and […]

AMC agrees to buy RLJ Entertainment for US$274m

AMC Networks has agreed to acquire RLJ Entertainment for an aggregate value of US$274 million. RLJ Entertainment is the owner of two SVOD services, Acorn TV, the British content streamer that serves US audiences, and UMC (Urban Movie Channel). Together the services have over 800,00 subscribers. RLJ also has a controlling interest to an Agatha […]

Sorenson Media launches addressable ad platform for live linear TV

US-based Sorenson Media has launched a targeted advertising platform for linear TV and signed up AMC Networks as the first company to use the real-time ad replacement technology. Sorenson Addressable lets advertisers target viewers with ads that are dynamically replaced in real-time based on household demographics and interests. Sorenson partners with smart TV manufacturers to […]

AMC’s Sundance Now streaming service takes Sharon Horgan show

Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium video streaming service, has picked up Sharon Horgan’s British TV series Motherland. The series, written and created by Horgan, Holly Walsh, and Graham and Helen Linehan, will make its exclusive US debut with the first two episodes premiering on the service on May 10. Motherland follows Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), who always […]

AMC Networks invests in US$75m FuboTV funding round

US sports and TV streaming service FuboTV has secured US$75 million (€60 million) in new funding from companies including AMC Networks and previous investor Sky. Other investors include 21st Century Fox, Luminari Capital, NorthZone and Discovery-owned Scripps Networks Interactive. The streaming outfit plans to use the money to hire more engineers as well as to […]

FuboTV adds TV content after partnering with AMC Networks

US sports streaming service, FuboTV, is branching into TV content after striking a deal with AMC Networks to offer AMC’s linear channels and streaming services to subscribers. In the coming weeks AMC Networks’ AMC, BBC America, Sundance, IFC and WE tv channels will be added to the Fubo Premier package, allowing viewers to access shows […]

M7’s HD Austria adds new channels

M7 Group-owned Austrian pay TV operator HD Austria has added seven new channels to its offering. The operator has added crime series channel 13th Street HD, entertainment news channel E! Entertainment, kids channel Fix&Foxi TV, music channels Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD, sci-fi channel Syfy HD and general entertainment channel Universal Channel HD to its […]

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