AMC NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL LATIN AMERICA ANNOUNCES MAJOR LAUNCHES IN MEXICO FOR AMC AND SUNDANCE CHANNEL ON LEADING PAY-TV PLATFORMS
New York – 10 November 2014 – AMC Networks International Latin America announced today significant expansion in Mexico on leading subscription television platforms with the debut of AMC and the first-ever launch of Sundance Channel. AMC Networks International recently rebranded MGM Channel to AMC, which is one of the most popular and award-winning brands in television and is known in the U.S. for “The Walking Dead,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.” With AMC’s debut, the network has doubled its distribution from its previous carriage as MGM Channel. Today’s news also follows major expansion of Sundance Channel in recent months throughout Latin America including first-ever launches this past summer in six new territories.
Eduardo Zulueta, Managing Director of AMC Networks International Latin America and Iberia, commented: “These new agreements with the largest pay-TV platforms in Mexico endorse the growing demand for AMC, Sundance Channel and elgourmet in the region. We have just doubled the distribution of our channels in Mexico and have ambitious growth plans for the rest of Latin America. ” He continued, “Our commitment to the region is firm and is emphasized by the improvement in our offer of globally renowned and locally relevant channels.”
As part of the new agreements with PCTV, an association of hundreds of cable systems throughout Mexico, AMC and Sundance Channel will launch as 24-hour linear channels with video-on-demand (VOD). This includes Megacable in Guadalajara and Telecable, owned by Grupo Hevi.
Linear channels and VOD services for AMC and Sundance Channel will also launch on all pay-TV platforms owned by Televisa Telecom. These include the DTH platform Sky Mexico, which is the country’s largest pay-TV operator, and the Cablevision, Cablemas, Cablevision Monterrey and Izzi cable systems. A separate agreement has also been finalized with IPTV provider Total Play in Mexico City to launch both brands.
The deals were brokered by Gustavo Lopez, Vice President of Distribution, AMC Networks International Latin America.
About AMC Networks International – Latin America
AMC Networks International – Latin America is a business unit of AMC Networks International which delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming to more than 140 countries and territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. AMC Networks International consists of global brands AMC and Sundance Channel, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres.
AMC Networks International – Latin America is dedicated to producing and distributing high quality TV programming throughout Spanish and Portuguese speaking Latin America, the Caribbean and other territories, totalling 26 countries. The Latin American portfolio includes 12 channels: AMC, Sundance Channel, Film&Arts, Europa Europa, elgourmet, Casa Club TV, Cosmopolitan TV, Ella, Canal (á), Reality TV, AM Sports and El Garage TV. For more information, visit our website www.amcnetworkslatam.com
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