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Shudder acquires Mosquito State

Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired exclusive rights to the psycho-thriller Mosquito State, from director Filip Jan Rymsza and co-written by Rymsza and Mario Zermeno, for release in North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on August 26th.  An official selection of the Venice Film Festival […]

June 4, 2021

BritBox North America names Arnot Exec SVP of Marketing

BritBox North America has appointed Nada Arnot to the newly created post of SVP of Marketing to spearhead marketing for the growing streaming service. In her new role, Arnot will guide and mentor a team of marketing, communications and creative experts to drive a holistic brand and marketing strategy that achieves departmental and company goals. […]

May 12, 2021

AMC Networks revenue sinks  

AMC Networks saw revenue decline domestically and internationally as it was hit by falls in advertising and distribution revenues, offset by some growth in its US streaming business. US operational revenues for the first quarter decreased 6 per cent to $574 million compared to the prior year quarter, with advertising falling by 7 per cent […]

May 7, 2021

Shudder announces slate of new original and exclusive films

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streamer for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced today its “Summer of Chills” slate of new original and exclusive films for June, July and August, including the anticipated debut of landmark horror director George A. Romero’s legendary “lost” film The Amusement Park on Tuesday, June 8. The robust summer lineup kicks […]

May 6, 2021

Beachfront addressable TV ads with VIZIO

Beachfront, the convergent TV advertising platform, has announced the completion of a national addressable TV ad execution with VIZIO adhering to the technical specifications of Open Addressable Ready (OAR), the consortium founded by VIZIO to establish an open standard for addressable advertising on connected TVs. “Widespread and continued support for the OAR spec has been […]

May 5, 2021

Shudder acquires rights to The Boy Behind the Door

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired the exclusive rights to The Boy Behind the Door for release in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on July 29th. The first feature from co-writers and directors Justin Powell and David Charbonier, the suspense thriller tells […]

April 22, 2021

Spain: Acorn TV on Amazon Prime Video Channels

Acorn TV, the streaming service from AMC Networks offering content from Britain and from other English-speaking countries, is now available on Amazon Prime Video Channels in Spain as an add-on subscription. With a monthly price of €3.99, the Acorn TV channel offers members a wide range of drama, mystery and comedy series from the UK, […]

April 6, 2021

DEG adds 12 new members

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group has added 12 new companies to the organisation. DEG’s newest member companies are AMC Networks, Azure, Breaker, Cinedigm, Movies Anywhere, Pixelogic, Respeecher, ScreenHits TV, SmithGeiger, Starz, Verizon Business Group and Vuulr. AMC Networks, Azure, Cinedigm, ScreenHits TV, SmithGeiger, Starz, Verizon Business Group and Vuulr will also join DEG’s D2C Alliance […]

March 30, 2021

Spain: AMC Networks launching Selekt pay-TV channel

AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) is launching Selekt as a new general-interest pay-TV channel in Spain. Available from February 4th at no additional cost for subscribers to Vodafone TV and Orange TV, AMC Networks says Selekt will offer “premieres, original productions, exclusive programming and simulcasts showcasing the best in film, series, documentaries, lifestyle, children’s […]

January 28, 2021

AMC Networks to lay off 10% of staff

AMC Networks, the US cable entertainment company, is letting go 10 per cent of its staff, amounting to nearly 100 positions, in a reorganisation designed to streamline the company’s linear and streaming operations. CEO Josh Sapan announced the cuts during a virtual town hall, according to Deadline, saying a strategic evaluation of the company had […]

November 19, 2020