AMC Networks renews Slovakia, Czech deals
January 20, 2022
AMC Networks International (AMCNI) and Slovak Telekom Group’s Magio and Digi Slovakia as well as T-Mobile TV Czech Republic, subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom, have announced a multi-year renewal of their distribution agreement.
The strategic agreement builds on the companies’ long-term partnership by providing carriage of AMCNI channels Sport1, Sport2, AMC, Film+, Minimax, JimJam, Spektrum and Spektrum Home, and ensures entertainment to millions of viewers in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The multiplatform deal includes IPTV, DTH, cable and OTT carriage.
“We are very pleased to continue our successful partnership with Slovak Telekom, Digi Slovakia and T-Mobile TV Czech Republic through this new long-term agreement that includes renewed carriage of our popular networks, expanded access to our content through OTT and other platforms, and recognizes the value of our portfolio,” said Balázs Hajós, VP of Affiliate Sales of AMC Networks International. “Our continual major content investments have made us a leading provider in the region of locally relevant sport, drama, film, documentaries and kids programming, and we look forward to continuing to offer our popular content and brands to Slovak Telekom Group’s customers.”
As a result of AMCNI’s major content investments, sport enthusiasts will be able to enjoy locally relevant programming such as live and exclusive Slovak National Team UEFA European Qualifiers, UEFA Nations League and International Friendly matches, UEFA Europa and Conference League and the EHF European Championships, as well as Tipos Extraliga. Sport1 and Sport2 are also the exclusive home for Formula One, CHL, KHL, SHL, Copa del Rey and the Supercopa, Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa, EHF Champions League and EHF European League. In addition to sport, award winning original production documentary series on Spektrum will be showcased to viewers alongside renowned original series on AMC, such as Fear the Walking Dead and Better Call Saul.