NEW YORK, NY – October 31, 2014 – AMC Networks today announced the appointment of Mike Moriarty as Managing Director, AMC Networks International – Zone, expanding on his current role as Managing Director of the company’s Central Europe operations and DMC, an advanced digital media and technology facility.
Dermot Shortt, formerly head of AMC Networks International – Zone, has stepped down and will continue to work with the company as a consultant, advising on various business activities.
Moriarty will be based in the company’s London office and will continue to report to Ed Carroll, AMC Networks Chief Operating Officer. Eduardo Zulueta, Managing Director of the company’s Iberia and Latin America operations, and Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC and Sundance Channel Global, and the company’s Asia-Pacific operations, will also continue to report to Carroll.
“These management changes come as we further integrate and expand our international operations,” said Carroll. “Dermot has made a great contribution to the growth of Zone over the past 13 years and we are pleased we will continue to benefit from his expertise and industry experience in a consulting capacity. Mike’s strong track record in programming and operations will bring continued strong leadership for our networks throughout Europe.”
Based in London, AMC Networks International – Zone includes a portfolio of 13 channel brands including Horror Channel (in Italy), Extreme Sports Channel, Extreme Sports Channel HD, MGM and preschool channel JimJam. AMC Networks International also operates a number of joint venture, partnership and managed channel services in the EMEA region, including Outdoor Channel, and Polsat Jim Jam, as well as a portfolio of 7 entertainment channels across 13 EMEA feeds with CBS Studios, including CBS Drama, CBS Action, CBS Reality, CBS Europa and Horror Channel.
Based in Budapest, AMC Networks International – Central Europe is dedicated to producing and distributing high quality TV programming in 13 countries totalling over 50 million households. The Central Europe portfolio includes 11 channels: SPORT1 HD, SPORT2, SportM (sports), Minimax and Megamax (for children), Spektrum (documentaries), TV Paprika (gastronomy), Spektrum Home (living) and Film Mánia, Film Café and MGM (films).
DMC is a key European media logistics service provider of playout services, content distribution, Video on Demand and TV Everywhere services. The Amsterdam-based advanced digital media facility specialises in the enrichment, publishing and delivery of multi-lingual and multi-platform content.
DMC currently transmits over 85 channels across continental Europe, the UK, Middle East, Asia and South Africa, is managing over 30,000 active on-demand titles and delivering over 5000 hours of content each day. Clients include Fox International Channels, A&E Networks, Liberty Global, Sony and others.
Moriarty has been Managing Director of the company’s Central Europe operations since 2006, adding responsibility for the DMC in 2012. Prior to joining Chellomedia (which was renamed “AMC Networks International” following AMC Networks’ purchase earlier this year), Moriarty spent more than a decade at UPC, where he held multiple roles, including Managing Director of Investments and Corporate Development, CEO of the company’s Hungarian operations, and Managing Director of UPC Slovakia and Romania. He received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Villanova University.
About AMC Networks International:
AMC Networks International (AMCNI), 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 and Latin America. AMCNI 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.
About AMC Networks:
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, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates BBC America through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide. In addition, the company operates AMC Networks International, its global division. More information is available at www.www.amcnetworks.com