New York / Madrid – 23 September 2014 – AMC Networks International announced today it is rebranding film channel CTK in Spain to Sundance Channel. The rebrand will widely extend the distribution of Sundance Channel.
Starting 1st October, Sundance Channel’s compelling mix of first run original drama alongside independent films and documentaries fresh from some of the world’s most prestigious festivals will be available to subscribers throughout Spain who formerly received CTK. This includes the exclusive premiere of the second season of the highly anticipated original drama “Rectify” on 9th October at 11pm. Created and written by Ray McKinnon (“Deadwood”), “Rectify” stars Aden Young (Killer Elite) and Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful). Variety called the new season “consistently compelling,” while The Hollywood Reporter said “it remains as riveting and unique as ever.”
Eduardo Zulueta, Managing Director of AMC Networks International – Iberia and Latin America, stated, “CTK’s transition to Sundance Channel will be a great opportunity to grow viewership on our partners’ platforms by sharing fresh, new compelling original programming with their subscribers.”
Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global, commented, “Spain continues to be one of our biggest priority expansion markets in Western Europe. We’re looking forward to offering an exclusive selection of distinctive independent-minded programming to local audiences throughout Spain.”
Sundance Channel is a Spanish language 24/7 linear network featuring a diverse and engaging selection of first run original drama and other iconic programming, award-winning and locally appealing independent films and documentaries. The network is available to pay-TV operators as a standard and high definition linear television channel, VOD service and via mobile and online authenticated streaming.
About Sundance Channel
Dedicated to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, imaginative and uncompromising, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of high-quality independent films, documentaries and original programs. In addition to being widely distributed throughout North America, Sundance Channel is available throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East. Owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel is a highly recognizable and magnetic brand that is available in HD and across multiple platforms.
About AMC Networks International
AMC Networks International, the global division of AMC Networks, delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming that reaches subscribers in more than 140 countries and territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. AMC Networks International consists of global brands, Sundance Channel and AMC, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres. For more information, visit: www.www.amcnetworks.com/amcni.
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