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 Networks to cut 10% of US staff as streaming restructure revealed

AMC Networks is cutting around 10% of its US staff, as it become the latest media operator to refocus its efforts on streaming amid the pandemic. Around 100 members of staff are set to be affected following the revamp, which will see it put more emphasis on its OTT services rather than its traditional networks. […]

AMC Networks horror streamer Shudder hits one million subs

Shudder, the horror-themed streaming service from AMC Networks, has surpassed the major milestone of one million subscribers. AMC said that the service saw a surge in usage and new memberships beginning with the launch of original series Creepshow in September 2019 and through to today. The company also will have seen increased traffic during the […]

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 […]

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 […]

AMC lines up new launches for Shudder and Sundance Now

AMC Networks is due to launch its direct-to-consumer streaming services, Shudder and Sundance Now, in Australia and New Zealand later this year. The new launches were announced today at MIPCOM and will build on the existing international footprint of the services, which are available in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria. “Our […]

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 […]

Cable Congress: future of TV is not apps

The future of TV does not lie in apps – as predicted by Apple CEO Tim Cook last year – but instead rests around content, delegates at Cable Congress in Warsaw heard yesterday. Speaking on a panel titled ‘what would it mean if apps really are the future of TV’, Telenet’s vice-president product connectivity and […]

AMC and DramaFever test horror SVoD site Shudder

AMC and DramaFever are now in the beta testing phase for their new joint project – a subscription horror site called Shudder. Speaking to DTVE yesterday, DramaFever’s head of marketing Yale Wang confirmed the trials and said that the site would primarily feature horror movies rather than TV content. He added that Shudder access would […]

DramaFever and AMC prep horror site Shudder

DramaFever, a streaming site that specialises in Asian and Latino drama, is reportedly partnering with AMC to launch a dedicated horror site called Shudder.  According to a GigaOm report, the site, which already has a landing page, is due to go live in the coming months, with DramaFever co-founder Seung Bak mentioning at a conference […]