New York, NY – 28 January 2014 – AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX), announced today that Sundance Channel will launch as a 24-hour linear high definition channel and VOD service on VTR in Chile, the largest cable operator in the country. Today’s news follows Sundance Channel’s first-ever launch in Latin America in 2013. The network is now widely available across the region in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Bruce Tuchman, President, AMC/Sundance Channel Global commented, “Sundance Channel has had a warm welcome across Latin America since the network’s pan-regional launch last year. We’re excited to partner with VTR, Chile’s biggest pay-TV distributor, and look forward to delivering our unique blend of high quality, globally renowned film and TV entertainment. We have ambitious growth plans for Sundance Channel, and further expansion across all of Latin America is a key priority for us this year.”
Guillermo Ponce, CEO of VTR, stated, “Sundance Channel offers audiences a distinctive mix of independent film and exclusive original series. We’re thrilled to offer our subscribers this compelling entertainment proposition from a brand with such a respected reputation. For the first time Sundance Channel will be available in high definition in Chile.”
Sundance Channel in Latin America 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, video-on-demand (VOD) service and via mobile and online authenticated streaming.
In addition to Sundance Channel, AMC/Sundance Channel Global offers WE tv in Asia, a women’s lifestyle focused network featuring top industry figures in food, weddings and fashion with acclaimed series by Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray and Joe Zee, inspiring viewers with their expertise and innovation.
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 Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming origination and distribution company.
The primary operation of Liberty Global in Latin America, VTR GlobalCom S.A. (VTR) is Chile’s largest multi-channel television provider, and a leading provider of broadband internet and residential voice services. VTR provides video, broadband internet, and traditional circuit-switched & digital (VoIP) telephony services to 2.6 million service subscribers (RGUs) represented by 1.2 million customers, as of September 30, 2013.
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