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AMC to launch 5 pay-TV channels in MENA

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) will launch five channels with beIN, one of the leading pay-TV and entertainment platforms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on August 1st in 21 countries.

The partnership will see entertainment channel AMC become exclusively available to beIN subscribers in the region in HD.  Four other, newly localised premium AMCNI channels will also launch on the platform including CBS Reality, Extreme Sports Channel, Outdoor Channel and pre-school channel JimJam.

AMCNI also announced the acquisition of AMC Studios’ upcoming anthology drama series The Terror, an adaption of the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons, to premiere exclusively on AMC Global in territories worldwide in 2017, has been extended to include the MENA region.

Ed Palluth, Executive Vice President of Global Distribution, AMC Networks International commented on the new partnership: “We are very excited to launch five of our premium channels on the beIN platform in the Middle East.  This agreement allows AMCNI to further expand our footprint and strengthen many of our international brands. 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, stated, “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.”

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