My5 Inks Content Pact with AMCNI UK


Channel 5 has signed a content partnership deal with AMC Networks International—UK (AMCNI UK) for its My5 VOD service.

Per the deal, two of AMCNI UK’s branded channels, CBS Reality and Horror Channel, will launch on My5, broadening the platform’s horror, sci-fi and true-crime content offering. The channels, which are part of a joint venture between ViacomCBS and AMCNI UK, will bring 400 additional hours of content to My5 over the next year, with upwards of 40 new programs a month to choose from across the two channels.

Among the titles set to be added are CBS Reality’s original true-crime series Murder by the Sea and New Scotland Yard Files, and Horror Channel’s Andromeda, alongside its numerous films, including 100 Bloody Acres and The Drownsman.

Oli Thomas, VP and digital lead for Channel 5, said: “AMCNI UK’s channels are an exciting addition to My5 and a perfect example of how we’re leveraging the wider ViacomCBS content portfolio in the U.K. The programming will broaden the scope and scale of My5’s cross-genre entertainment offering, adding further value to the platform for our viewers.”

Tanya Gugenheim, senior VP of business development for AMCNI UK, added: “We are looking forward to partnering with My5 to extend the opportunity for our viewers to access catch up content from CBS Reality and Horror Channel. It is an exciting distribution opportunity to widen our AVOD footprint, which further extends the popularity of our existing on-demand players. It is a great time to strengthen our existing relationship with ViacomCBS and the continued success we have seen for both of these channels.”