AMC buys German pay TV channel

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has bought the German pay TV channel Kinowelt. The basic-tier movie channel is distributed throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is programmed with classic and contemporary feature films. Financial terms for the purchase, which requires regulatory approval, were not disclosed. AMC has acquired the channel from its existing management. Achim Apell will […]

Kinowelt to launch HD channel

German pay TV movie channel Kinowelt is launching in an HD version, according to local reports. The service will launch on the Unitymedia cable platform on May 29 as a simulcast of the existing SD channel, kicking off with a showing of French nature documentary March of the Penguins, followed by Woody Allen’s Whatever Works […]