AMC Networks Closes Deals in Latin America, Europe and Africa

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by @todotvnews the 17/02/2017
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AMC Networks International announced a series of deals with the largest pay-tv operators in key markets in Latin America, Europe and Africa. 

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) announced this week a long list of deals with the main pay-tv operators in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Iberia and Africa, which will enable its networks to reach new markets.

In Latin America the main highlights are those closed with Sky Mexico for the launch of AMC as a part of the VeTV bundle, and with Claro for the launch of the AMC and El Gourmet networks in Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Paraguay.

In Central Europe, AMCNI partnered up with Slovak Telekom / DIGI Slovakia, the largest cable provider in the country, and the AMC network is now available as a 24/7 lineal channel country-wide. The announcement joins the recent launches announced for three new feeds for the channel in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Slovenia, as well as a new association with the United Group for the launch of AMC in the Baltic Region, both in cable platforms and DTH.

In Iberia, the network Crime+Investigation is already available in Euskaltel in the Basque-Spanish country as part of a joint venture between AMCNI Iberia and A+E Networks International. The association also launched a special feel in Portugal for A&E.

The deal follows the recent announcement that AMCNI - Iberia joined forces with MEO (Cable Company and DTH platform) in Portugal to launch Machinima, the first SVOD network specializing in gaming, eSports and animation. In addition, it goes hand in hand with the news of the launch of terror cable network Dark in Movistar+, the largest IPTV and DTH TV provider in Spain.

AMC Networks International - UK also announced a series of significant launches in the region. AMC expanded distribution in Poland as part of a new association with the platform Cyfrowy Polsat, the largest pay-tv provider in the country and one of the main satellite platforms in Europe. The network carries advertising with sales managed by Polsat Media, from the Cyfrowy Polsat Group.

In addition, the multimedia cable platform, one of the top five providers in Poland, has launched CBS Action as a 24 hour linear service, following the recent news that AMCNI - UK signed a long term deal with Econet Media for the broadcast of AMC through the new Pan-European satellite TV network from Econet: Kwesé TV. Other brands in the portfolio, including CBS Reality, JimJam and Odisseia, are included in the deal.

"It is incredibly exciting to bring out worldly renowned and locally relevant networks to new viewers in new territories," mentioned Ed Palluth, EVP Global Distribution for AMC Networks International. "As 2017 moves forward, AMC Networks enjoys an important regional growth, strengthening our international brands and delivering our bold and distinctive programming for new audiences," he added.

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