AMC Networks International


Budapest, 31 May 2019 – AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI – CNE) announced today that it has renewed a distribution agreement for Minimax with Telekom Romania, one of the country’s leading telecommunications providers. As of 1 June, Telekom Romania’s basic channel package will feature the popular kids’ network.

Under the agreement, Minimax becomes available to nearly 85% of pay-TV subscribers in Romania, further strengthening the brand’s presence throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The channel, which expanded its airtime to a 24-hour service last year, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is seen in five languages in 11 European countries.

Balázs Hajós, Vice President of Affiliate Sales, AMCNI – CNE, commented: “This agreement builds on our long-term partnership with Telekom Romania by making our popular kids’ network Minimax available widely throughout the region. As AMCNI continues to expand our portfolio of diverse channels, we’re committed to offering premium content to attract and entertain audiences of all ages around the world.”

Andreas Elsner, Chief Commercial Officer, Residential Segment, Telekom Romania, said: “We are happy to announce that Minimax channel is now part of our TV grid, thus delivering on our promise to provide quality TV content and meet the consumer’s different needs and preferences. This gives us the opportunity, on Children’s Day, to offer children the Minimax experience, by exploring new worlds together with their favorite characters.”

Telekom Romania’s subscribers will have access to exclusive, new episodes of the series “Spirit: Riding Free” from DreamWorks Animation, alongside summer weekend marathons of the popular “Masha and the Bear” animated series based on the children’s folk story. In July Minimax will debut the new season of “Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own.” In August the channel will air popular movies to entertain the entire family from its newly enriched film library, alongside other new programming.

About Telekom Romania

Telekom Romania is a dynamic brand, offering fixed and mobile innovative communication services to a broad customer community, using approximately 10 million services.

Our solutions open a world of infinite opportunities to share the beauty of life together with our families, friends, partners, colleagues and citizens around us. Our mission is to enrich people’s lives, by offering them fixed and mobile integrated services, latest technologies like 4G, optical fiber, as well as Internet TV which brings users a new entertainment experience, with access to exclusive and quality content, on all screens, and advanced interactive features. Telekom Romania is the trusted partner for companies, providing them with complete communications and IT&C solutions. Our network is bringing together people, machines and content, connecting them for a better, safer, simpler future.

Telekom Romania is present in the Romanian market since 2014, after the joint rebranding of Romtelecom and COSMOTE Romania.

Telekom is a brand pertaining to Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies.

About AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe

AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI – CNE), an operating unit of AMC Networks International, is a leading international company in the field of broadcasting and distribution of thematic television channels. The current portfolio includes 16 television channels in a broad variety of genres including film & series, kids, infotainment and sports.

AMCNI – CNE owns and operates the global feeds of JimJam, the European feed of SundanceTV and a variety of channels in Central and Eastern Europe like flagship channel AMC, Film+, Filmcafe, Film Mánia, MGM, Sport1, Sport2, Minimax, Megamax, Spektrum, Spektrum Home and TV Paprika. In addition, AMCNI – CNE includes the German pay-TV channel KinoweltTV and OBN Television in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The AMCNI – CNE channels are programmed for local audiences, languages and markets, and are available in HD on numerous platforms like on-demand and mobile devices. For more information, visit:

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