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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 […]

FuboTV adds TV content after partnering with AMC Networks

US sports streaming service, FuboTV, is branching into TV content after striking a deal with AMC Networks to offer AMC’s linear channels and streaming services to subscribers. In the coming weeks AMC Networks’ AMC, BBC America, Sundance, IFC and WE tv channels will be added to the Fubo Premier package, allowing viewers to access shows […]

BBCWW upbeat despite drop in cash returns

The BBC’s commercial arm reported a year-on-year increase in sales and profits, but cash returns to the corporation fell for the third consecutive year. Announcing results for the year ending March 31, 2017, BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) said that headline sales were up 3.0% to £1.06 billion (€1.2 billion) and headline profit was up 17.6% to […]

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 […]

BBC America now available on Playstation Vue

The BBC America network is now available on Sony’s US over-the-top service Playstation Vue. Playstation Vue is a cloud-based TV service that offers live and on-demand TV content, while BBC America is a joint venture between AMC Networks and the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.

BBCWW moves forward with US OTT plans

BBC Worldwide is pushing ahead with its plans to launch an OTT service in the US, but will not be partnering with BBC America partner AMC Networks. David Moody, director of strategy at the BBC’s commercial arm, told a London Westminster Media Forum conference focused on the future of the BBC that the commercial arm of […]

BBC to launch Netflix-style US platform

The BBC will next year launch an OTT subscription service akin to streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video in the US. Tony Hall, director general of the UK’s pubcaster, said the move was part of plan to “try out businesses that go direct to the public”. The BBC Worldwide-operated service will offer Americans […]

BBC America spurs AMC to Q2 growth

AMC Networks’ new stake in US cable channel BBC America allowed the cable channels group to record double-digital second quarter revenues, financial results show. Q2 revenues grew 15.1%, or US$79 million, year-on-year to US$601 million following the US$200 million acquisition of a 49.9% stake in BBC Worldwide’s BBC America last year. AMC s behind shows […]

Profit and revenue down at BBC Worldwide after AMC deal

Profit and revenue have declined at BBC Worldwide in the wake of the sale of a chunk of the BBC America cable channel. The absence of a chunk of revenue from BBC America, 49.9% of which was sold to AMC for US$200 million (€180 million) earlier this year, caused the year-on-year revenue and profit reverses the commercial arm […]

AMC appoints SundanceTV president as BBC America boss

BBC America 49.9% stakeholder, AMC Networks, has appointed SundanceTV executive Sarah Barnett as president and general manager of BBC America. Barnett, who has been at AMC-owned SundanceTV for ten years and is the network’s president and general manager, will replace BBC America’s current general manager, Perry Simon. She is due to begin her new role […]