AMC/Sundance Channel Global has signed agreements with Pay TV platforms across multiple markets in Europe and Asia for new launches of its international television networks and VoD services.
The Sundance Channel ended 2011 with a first time ever launch in Portugal with ZON Multimédia, Portugal’s biggest Pay TV Operator, and is being broadcast in HD and versioned into Portuguese.
The Sundance Channel in now also available in Belgium on the country’s leading IPTV service, Belgacom TV. The Belgian Sundance Channel is subtitled into versions for both the country’s Flemish and French speakers, and has been made available since 2010 to cable subscribers through the country’s biggest cable TV provider, Liberty Global backed Telenet.
In Poland, the Channel launched on January 1st on IPTV service, SGT with a 24/7 HD linear broadcast complete with Polish subtitles.
Virgin in France plans to add Sundance Channel to its Virgin Box. Customers will be able to watch a French versioned 24/7 HD channel. Other French consumers already have access to Sundance Channel via Free, Numericable and SFR, among other outlets.
In Asia, the channel is launching on Veetime in Taiwan as a 24/7 linear offering with Mandarin subtitles which represents the third key local platform to carry the channel following deals in the second half of 2011 with the country’s leading IPTV provider, Chunghwa Telecom, as well as Dish TV’s DTH system in Taiwan.
In a follow up to a major deal secured with Telefonica of Spain in 2011, Tuchman also announced today that an HD version of its localised Sundance Channel will launch in Spain in mid-January which will be available in addition to the standard definition of the Channel which launched across the country in the fall of last year.