AMC Networks International Grows Regional Footprint


NEW YORK: AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has secured several distribution deals that will see its channels launch with pay-TV operators in Latin America, Europe and beyond.

Networks across the company’s brand portfolio, including AMC, which features series such as Into the Badlands, are rolling out on key pay-TV operators in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia and Africa. AMC Networks International – Latin America has partnered with Sky México, the country’s leading DTH TV provider, to launch AMC as part of the VeTV package. The channel is available as a 24-hour linear service. AMCNI also partnered with DTH platform Claro to launch the channels AMC and El Gourmet in Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Paraguay.

In Central Europe, AMCNI teamed with cable provider Slovak Telekom/DIGI Slovakia to make AMC available as a 24/7 linear channel in Slovakia. In Iberia, meanwhile, the Crime + Investigation channel is now available on the Euskaltel platform in Spain’s Basque Country as part of the joint venture between AMCNI Iberia and A+E Networks International. The partnership also saw the launch of a special feed in Portugal for A&E. This follows recent news that AMCNI Iberia partnered with cable and DTH platform MEO in Portugal to roll out Machinima, the first SVOD channel dedicated to gaming, eSports and animation. It also follows recent news of the launch of horror channel Dark on Movistar+ in Spain.

AMC Networks International – UK has also seen several significant launches throughout its territories. AMC bolstered distribution in Poland as part of a new partnership with DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat. In addition, the Multimedia cable platform in Poland recently launched CBS Action as a 24-hour linear service. This comes on the heels of the recently announced news that AMCNI – UK inked a long-term deal with Econet Media to broadcast AMC through Econet’s new pan-African satellite broadcast network Kwesé TV. Other brands in the portfolio, including CBS Reality, JimJam and Odisseia, are also covered in the partnership.

“It’s incredibly exciting to bring our globally recognized and locally relevant channels to new viewers in a raft of new territories,” said Ed Palluth, the executive VP of global distribution at AMC Networks International. “As 2017 gets underway, AMC Networks is enjoying outstanding regional growth, strengthening our international brands and delivering our bold, distinctive programming to new audiences.”