AMCNI Aligns with beIN for New MENA Channel Launches


LONDON/DOHA: AMC Networks International (AMCNI) is partnering with beIN Media Group to launch five channels across the Middle East and North Africa this August, including AMC.

AMC will be available exclusively on beIN in 21 countries in the region beginning August 1. AMCNI says it has expanded its rights to AMC Studios’s anthology drama The Terror to cover the MENA region. The series premieres in 2017.

“This agreement allows AMCNI to further expand our footprint and strengthen many of our international brands,” said Ed Palluth, executive VP of global distribution at AMCNI. “We look forward to bringing beIN viewers our newest original series The Terror, where it will join a lineup of outstanding, dramatic and bold programming on AMC.”

Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN Media Group, added, “beIN’s foray into entertainment content has been extremely successful as the platform has been able to attract a number of high-quality global and premium content partners during the course of the last few months. Partnering with AMCNI is yet another important milestone for beIN. This new offering from AMCNI brings unique, high-quality and diverse content for beIN subscribers. This partnership helps us further consolidate beIN’s position as the leading pay-TV network in MENA.”