AMC to roll out streaming service AMC+ in CEE next year

AMC exec Levente Málnay has confirmed that his company is to roll out its streaming service AMC+ across Central and Eastern Europe next year. Málnay, who was speaking here at NEM Dubrovnik, told delegates that the streamer would be rolled out next year and offer a raft of US shows and selected local content to […]

Orange ties up deal with AMCNISE for AMC+ on-demand content in Spain

Orange España has announced an agreement with AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) to offer AMC+ on-demand content for the first time in Spain. Starting in June, Orange will serve as an aggregator for AMC+ content across its catalogue of TV and movie content, with the launch coinciding with the premiere of crime drama 61st […]

No plans for ad-supported SVOD says AMC CEO

The CEO of AMC has said that the company has no plans to add advertising to its SVOD products such as AMC+. Adding an ad-supported option to existing subscription streamers is increasingly becoming the trend in the industry, with Netflix and Disney+ the latest to reveal plans to add such a tier. However, in AMC’s […]

AMC+ launches in Australia

AMC Networks has launched its streaming bundle AMC+ in Australia, allowing viewers to access a raft of shows from the US operator and its sibling streamers Acorn TV and Shudder. The service, which became available via YouTube in the US earlier this year, will allow Aussie subscribers to watch shows including revenge thriller The Beast Must Die, animated comedy Ultra […]

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+ launches on YouTube TV

US-based AMC Networks has launched its AMC+ subscription bundle on YouTube TV. Providing content to programming from across the company’s networks, including AMC, Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, YouTube TV customers will now have access to marquee AMC titles such as horror shows The Walking Dead and Creepshow and upcoming Cold War thriller Spy City. “We are thrilled […]

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 […]