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 […]

AMC horror SVOD net reaches Germany

AMC Networks’ horror-themed SVOD service Shudder will launch in Germany and Austria. Original series Missions and The Core and acquisitions such as three-part thriller Beyond the Walls and Wolf Creek (pictured) feature on the service, which has been made available on various platforms and mobile operating systems in the territories. Customers will be charged €4.99 […]

AMC launches new VR app

AMC has launched a new virtual reality app, designed to let users immerse themselves in the worlds of AMC series like The Walking Dead and Into the Badlands. The AMC VR app lets users to experience virtual scenarios such as becoming a ‘walker’ from The Walking Dead or getting martial arts training from the Into […]

AMC launching premium ad-free service in US

The Walking Dead channel AMC is launching an ad-free, linear channel for US$5 a month in the US. Comcast Xfinity TV customers will be able to watch series such as the Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Into the Badlands through the network, AMC Premiere. Along with ad-free episodes of AMC’s originals available as […]

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 […]

YouTube TV streaming service goes live

YouTube’s television streaming service, YouTube TV, has gone live in the biggest US metro areas, with more US American markets to be added soon. The service, which YouTube announced at the beginning of March, launched yesterday in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. YouTube TV gives users access to some […]

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 […]

AMC expands Balkans footprint

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) – Central Europe is expanding its Balkans footprint after agreeing a new deal with service provider United Group. AMCNI claims that the AMC channel that it broadcasts in Central and Eastern Europe will now reach nearly one million new homes in the Balkans region, with the affiliate arrangement covering both cable […]

Cyfrowy Polsat adds new channels

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat is adding a raft of new channels to its offering. The pay TV operator added movie channels AMC, kids channel TVP ABC from the country’s public broadcaster and sports channel Eleven Extra, all in HD, to its line-up on January 1. It followed with the addition of Super Polsat, […]