Sundance new distribution agreements
January 24, 2013
AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks, has revealed several new distribution agreements for its international television networks and VoD services with a variety of Pay TV platforms around the world
The company has concluded distribution agreements with major Pay TV platforms in Poland, Hungary, Spain, the Philippines and Thailand.
In Poland, Sundance Channel has launched on Multimedia Polska, one of the country’s leading cable providers as a 24/7 channel in HD and standard definition. The network and VoD service are offered in a lectored format. The channel is also available on the n platform, Cyfrowy Polsat, Orange, UPC Poland, TOYA and other operators throughout Poland.
In Hungary, the Sundance Channel is launching as a subtitled 24/7 SD linear channel on Magyar Telecom via cable and IPTV services. The channel is also available locally on UPC. In Spain, the channel will launch in the coming weeks as a 24/7 SD linear service in dubbed format on cable operator R. The network is also available locally via Movistar Imagenio and Euskaltel.
AMC/Sundance Channel Global has recently secured distribution for both of its Asian brands, Sundance Channel and WE tv, on Pay TV platforms throughout the region. Sundance Channel was recently made available for the first time to audiences as a 24/7 SD/HD linear offering on Sky Philippines, the country’s leading cable provider. WE tv has launched in Thailand for the first time on the new IPTV platform MeTV as a 24/7 linear SD/HD channel. This complements the launch of Sundance Channel last year on TrueVisions in Thailand.
These recent developments follow numerous other distribution agreements secured across Europe and Asia over the past few months. This includes additional carriage in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, Korea and Taiwan.