AMC inks pay-TV deals in LATAM, Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia and Africa | Major Businesses | Business
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Furthering regional growth across its brand portfolio, AMC Networks International has announced new channel launches and distribution agreements in what it says will be key territories going forward.

AMC 16 Feb 2016Networks including AMC, which has created some of the most successful television series of the last decade, are launching on key pay-TV operators in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia and Africa to serve audiences with programming across multiple genres.

In Iberia, the Crime + Investigation channel is now available on the Euskaltel platform in Spain’s Basque Country as part of a joint venture between AMCNI Iberia and A+E Networks International. The partnership also launched a special feed in Portugal for the A&E channel. This follows the recent announcement that AMCNI Iberia has partnered with cable and DTH platform MEO in Portugal to launch Machinima, the first subscripotion video-on-demand (SVOD) channel dedicated to gaming, eSports and animation. It also follows recent news of the launch of horror channel Dark on the Movistar+ IPTV and DTH platform.

For Latin America, AMC has partnered with Sky México, the country’s leading DTH television provider to launch AMC as part of the VeTV package. The channel is available as a 24-hour linear service. AMCNI has also partnered with the Claro DTH platform  to launch the channels AMC and El Gourmet in Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Paraguay.

In Central Europe, AMCNI has partnered with Slovak Telekom / DIGI Slovakia, the country’s largest cable provider, and AMC is now available as a 24/7 linear channel nationally. This follows the recently announced launches of three new local AMC feeds in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Romania and Slovenia as well as a new partnership with the United Group to launch AMC in the Balkan region on both cable and DTH platforms.

“It’s incredibly exciting to bring our globally recognised and locally relevant channels to new viewers in a raft of new territories,” said Ed Palluth, EVP global distribution, 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.”
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