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AMC Networks CEO Sapan steps down

AMC Networks’ longstanding president & CEO Josh Sapan is stepping down, prompting further M&A speculation around the US-based broadcaster and streamer. Sapan has been with AMC for more than 25 years and is being replaced on an interim basis by Matt Blank, who had led ViacomCBS-owned Showtime for two decades before stepping down in 2017. […]

AMC Networks hit by advertising and distribution falls, but US streaming grows

AMC Networks saw declines in revenue both domestically in the US and internationally, with the group hit by falls in advertising and distribution revenues, partially offset by growth in its US streaming business. The channel provider has moved reporting for its growing streaming businesses from its ‘international and other arm’, which includes AMC Networks International, […]

AMC Networks to cut 10% of US staff as streaming restructure revealed

AMC Networks is cutting around 10% of its US staff, as it become the latest media operator to refocus its efforts on streaming amid the pandemic. Around 100 members of staff are set to be affected following the revamp, which will see it put more emphasis on its OTT services rather than its traditional networks. […]

AMC Networks horror streamer Shudder hits one million subs

Shudder, the horror-themed streaming service from AMC Networks, has surpassed the major milestone of one million subscribers. AMC said that the service saw a surge in usage and new memberships beginning with the launch of original series Creepshow in September 2019 and through to today. The company also will have seen increased traffic during the […]

Vodafone Spain adds AMC Selekt to line-up

Vodafone España has become the second operator in Spain to add AMC Networks’ on-demand offering AMC Selekt to its TV service, following the launch of the service on Orange in March. AMC Selekt provides a selection of more than 5,000 programmes throughout the year, including films, series, documentaries, lifestyle programs, children’s content and music. The service […]

AMC Networks announces UK distribution deals with Apple and Amazon for Acorn TV

Acorn TV, the British content streamer owned and operated by AMC Networks, has announced distribution deals with Apple and Amazon. After launching in April, the streamer will be accessible to users via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV channels. Prospective users will be able to subscribe to the SVOD via their platform of choice […]

Orange Spain deepens AMC partnership with Terror package launch

Orange España has extended its partnership with AMC Networks Southern Europe by launching the latter’s on-demand horror movie offering Planet Horror as part of a new horror-themed premium package alongside horror channel Dark. The new offering, named Terror, will be available for €3 per month, with the first month free. While Dark has been available […]

AMC Networks appoints Viacom’s Robyn DeMarco as programming and acquisitions head

AMC Networks has hired former Viacom exec Robyn DeMarco as SVP of programming strategy, acquisitions & scheduling for its entertainment division, which includes AMC, BBC America and Sundance TV. DeMarco will also oversee programming and acquisitions for IFC and reality network WE tv, reporting into David Beck, EVP and head of programming strategy and business […]

AT&T’s ad tech business Xandr signs up AMC, Disney and WarnerMedia

AT&T’s Xandr ad-tech business has announced a trio of new partners: AMC Networks, Disney, and WarnerMedia. The trio have joined Xandr Invest, its strategic buying platform that promises to offer new ways to plan and activate audiences. It is part of the ongoing industry trend to develop addressable solutions that allow advertisers to pinpoint their […]

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 […]

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