Miguel Penella Expands AMC Networks Role


Miguel Penella, AMC Networks’ president of SVOD, has added AMC+ to the portfolio of subscription video-on-demand services he oversees.

Penella already had oversight of Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and UMC. Shudder recently became the second of AMC Networks’ targeted SVOD services to surpass the 1 million subscriber milestone, following Acorn TV, which reached that mark last September.

AMC+ includes original series from AMC and sister networks, ad-free with early premieres on-demand. AMC+ is currently offered to Comcast Xfinity and Xfinity Flex customers as well as to DISH Network and Sling TV customers.

“AMC+ is a collection of unique, premium content brands, centered around a legacy of groundbreaking and quality storytelling that connects with audiences, and it represents a tremendous growth opportunity for AMC Networks,” said Penella. “I look forward to continuing our history of serving distinct audiences with new content that delivers on the promise of the AMC brand to serve existing as well as new fans.”