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Ex-Netflix exec Duncan in as president at Disney’s Freeform

Disney’s young adult cablenet Freeform has appointed former Netflix exec Tara Duncan as its president. Duncan takes up the role on June 8 and will lead on content strategy, original programming and production, as well as overseeing brand development, scheduling and finance. She reports into Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chairman Dana Walden. Duncan […]

AMC to launch British streamer Acorn TV in UK on April 29

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV is to launch in the UK from the end of April, offering exclusive new programmes on a weekly basis. The SVOD, which skews towards UK content but also offers international fare, will be available to British audiences from Wednesday, 29 April and offer dramas, mysteries and comedies. It will launch […]

AMC’s Shudder offers extended trial to coronavirus ‘shut-ins’

Capitalising on the coronavirus, AMC’s horror streamer Shudder is offering a 30-day free trial to new customers. Signing up with the code SHUTIN will extend the typical seven-day trial to a few month, with the streamer hoping that its grizzly offerings can help to distract from the pandemic. The move was announced by the company […]

Meo debuts full-series on-demand with ‘The Terror’

Portuguese service provider Altice Portugal/Meo has teamed up with AMC to make the full series of the latter’s show The Terror: Infamy, available to users of its VideoClube on-demand offering. The move marks the first time that Meo has launched a complete series – in this case, 10 episodes – available, with a 30-day window available […]

AMC adds SVOD services to YouTube TV

AMC has signed a deal with YouTube to bring two of its proprietary subscription services to YouTube TV.  Acorn TV is dedicated to British dramas, while the Urban Movie Channel (UMC) features a selection of black TV shows and films. The former is available as a US$6 per month subscription, while UMC costs US$5 per […]

CBS and AMC UK JV launches on-demand players on YouView

The CBS AMC UK Channels Partnership, a joint venture between AMC Networks International and CBS Studios International, has launched its branded, on-demand players Horror Bites and CBS Catchup Channels UK –on YouView, the hybrid television platform JV between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva. Horror Bites and CBS Catchup Channels […]

AMC Networks shakes up entertainment division

AMC has shaken up its entertainment division with a new management structure that sees BBC America boss Sarah Barnett taking the lead on entertainment. AMC has said the restructure comes after “months of organizational design work” and is to better position its national networks and AMC Studios arm in a competitive landscape. It is believed […]

BT makes The Terror available on YouTube in UK first

BT is giving the public a chance to watch the first episode of AMC’s thriller The Terror for free, live on YouTube next week. The first episode of BT TV’s The Terror will be available for 24 hours from 00.01am on April 24, for anyone in the UK, with a double episode also available for free on the AMC […]

TDG: NBCU top channel group for US viewers

NBCUniversal networks was the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five TV network groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they […]

Amazon signs output deal with AMC

Amazon has signed a deal with AMC, which will see Amazon Prime Video gain excusive rights for a raft of series across 28 territories. Amazon Prime Video with have an exclusive first window for series made by AMC Studios, allowing the streaming service to show titles ahead of any other streaming platform, pay TV service […]

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