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AMC ties up Globecast deal for EMEA channel distribution

AMC International UK (AMCNI UK) has announced a deal with Globecast to provide playout and distribution services for its 21 EMEA channels. AMCNI, a new customer for Globecast, is a prolific broadcaster across the continent and offers a wide range of channels such as JimJam, AMC, Film+, Filmcafe, Film Mánia, MGM, Sport1, Sport2, Minimax, Spektrum, […]

My5 gets CBS Reality and Horror Channel content in AMC deal

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has announced a content partnership with AMC Networks International – UK (AMCNI UK). The deal will see two of AMC’s branded channels – CBS Reality and Horror Channel – launch on the My5 AVOD platform. The partnership will also see the addition of 400 hours of content and 40 new […]

AMC expands Shudder to Australia and New Zealand

AMC’s horror streaming service Shudder has launched in Australia and New Zealand. The countries are the sixth and seventh to gain access to the SVOD which has a content library entirely based around horror movies and series. Content ranges from classics like Hellraiser and Donnie Darko to Shudder originals including the video meeting-based Host which […]

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 […]

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