AMC Networks International


London, UK, 9 November 2017 – AMC Networks International – UK (AMCNI UK) announced today the appointment of Alina Florea and Sam Rowden to newly created roles. Alina Florea will become Director of Acquisitions and Content Partnerships, while Sam Rowden will assume the new role of Director of Programming, CBS Channels. They will continue to report to Kevin Dickie, SVP, Channels Group, UK, MEA and Poland.

In her new and expanded role Florea will oversee content acquisitions across AMCNI UK’s portfolio of 10 brands, and also manage studio relations and content partnerships, including the CBS UK and EMEA joint ventures[1] co-owned by AMCNI UK and CBS Studios International.

Rowden, most recently Director of Programming, CBS Reality and New Media, will now have full responsibility for the programming strategy for the whole CBS channel portfolio across the UK and EMEA consisting of CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality, Horror Channel and CBS Europa[2].

Kevin Dickie commented, “Alina is an accomplished acquisitions strategist while Sam has been the driving force behind the growth of CBS Reality and has been leading the way with original productions. Both of them have been key contributors to the continued growth of AMCNI UK and their judgement and insight will continue to be invaluable to the business.”

Florea has over 20 years of experience in worldwide content acquisition and channel management. She joined AMCNI UK in 2000 and was pivotal in establishing and developing the CBS UK and EMEA Channels Partnerships in 2009 and 2012 respectively, and launching AMC in the UK in 2015. She has negotiated long-term studio deals involving both scripted and factual programmes. Prior to joining AMCNI UK she was Director of Acquisitions and Programming at MediaPro International in Romania.

Rowden joined the company in 2007 and during her time, CBS Reality has become the biggest factual entertainment channel in the UK amongst adult women, and a Top 10 most watched non-PSB channel amongst all adults. Rowden has brought to the channel first run, exclusive and original content including “Murderers and their Mothers,” “Written in Blood,” “Click for Murder,” and “Voice of a Serial Killer” that will premiere on CBS Reality on 2 November.

Prior to AMCNI UK, Rowden worked as consultant for UKTV and was Head of Acquisitions and Co-production for Sky One.

Both Florea and Rowden are based in London.


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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, Latin America and the Middle East. AMCNI consists of global brands, SundanceTV and AMC, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres. For more information, visit:

[1] CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership and CBS AMC Networks EMEA Channels Partnership

[2] CBS Europa is only available in Poland

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