AMC Networks International, broadcaster of AMC in Central Europe, and Telekom Austria Group, a communications provider in the region, have announced an affiliate deal that secures carriage for AMC across all Telekom Austria Group pay TV subscribers in Croatia and Bulgaria. Home to original drama series Fear the Walking Dead, Better Call Saul and Into the Badlands, AMC’s localised versions will now reach substantially more Croatian and Bulgarian households.
With this long term strategic deal, AMC extends its reach to the second biggest operator in Croatia, as Telekom Austria Group launches AMC on VIPnet on October 10th. In Bulgaria, AMC channel distribution will be extended to Telekom Austria Group’s Mobiltel network in addition to carriage on Blizoo.
“We have reached a long-term agreement with Telekom Austria Group that recognises the value of AMC and its award-winning and high-quality programming,” said Balázs Hajós, AMCNI CE Regional Director Affiliate Sales. “We look forward to providing AMC’s acclaimed programming to Telekom Austria Group´s customers, such as the upcoming premiere of Halt and Catch Fire’s third season. We will also provide AMC HD to the Group in December 2016 and further extensions of the cooperation will follow in 2017.”