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AMC Iberia to launch streaming service

AMC Networks Iberia is planning to launch a streaming service in Spain, in partnership with pay TV distributors, according to local reports. A promo for the service was posted on YouTube on Tuesday, advertising a mix of channels and on-demand content for €6.99 a month. The service advertises itself as offering content in 4K UHD, available […]

UK ad ‘hiccup’ impacts on AMC’s international business

AMC has blamed a “hiccup” in UK ad revenues for a lacklustre performance by its international division in its latest quarterly results. Speaking on the company’s earnings call, AMC Networks’ chief operating officer, Ed Carroll, said that the company expects to see continued growth in affiliate revenue at its international networks, but cautioned: “We think […]

Vodafone Spain adds new 4K channels from AMC Networks

Vodafone España has added four new TV channels to its programming line-up, including two 4K UHD TV services from AMC Networks. Vodafone is adding the new 4K versions of AMC Networks International Iberia’s cooking channel, Canal Cocina 4K, and lifestyle channel, Canal Decasa 4K, to its Vodafone One TV offering. Both channels will be available […]

AMC extends reach in Croatia

AMC Networks International – Central & Northern Europe has extended the reach of AMC in Croatia by striking a distribution deal with Telekom Austria-owned Vipnet. From today, Vipnet will add the channel to its basic package. This new launch, part of AMC’s continued expansion in the Adriatic region, follows last year’s agreements with United Group […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) to combat illegal video and content downloads. These include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth […]

AMC’s Stillerman headed for Hulu

AMC Networks’ Joel Stillerman is joining streaming service Hulu as chief content officer. The new role will see the exec driving overall content strategy, overseeing acquisitions, expansion of the originals slate, development and content partner management teams. Current content chief Craig Erwich will remain as senior VP and head of content, focusing on original programming […]

AMC Studios appoints head of content sales

Off the Fence’s Mark Dee-Shapland has joined AMC Studios’ worldwide sales arm. Dee-Shapland has taken up the new post of head of content sales at the AMC Networks-owned production outfit. He will remain in Amsterdam, where factual-focused distributor Off the Fence is based, but report to LA-based Valerie Cabrera, who has been AMC Studios’ senior […]

Portugal’s Meo adds Machinima SVOD to offering

Altice-owned Portuguese telco Portugal Telecom/Meo is to make a local TV version of gaming-focused YouTube multichannel network Machinima available to its TV subscribers. The dedicated TV subscription video-on-demand sservice will make about 200 episodes of Machinima content available, covering the world of eSports. The service will feature flagship Machinima original productions including Street Fighter, the […]

AMC hires new channels chief

Scripps Networks executive Kevin Dickie is joining the international arm of AMC and two other executives have been given new responsibilities in a rejig at the channel operator. Dickie joins AMC Networks International this month and will take the newly-created role of senior VP, channels group, UK, MEA and Poland. In the UK the AMC […]

AMC agrees raft of distribution deals

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has reached distribution deals with pay TV operators in Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia and Latin America. AMCNI said the agreements and channel launches, which span its brand portfolio, stand to significantly boost its regional growth in key markets. In Central Europe, AMCNI has partnered with Slovak Telekom / DIGI Slovakia […]