BUDAPEST – 11 February 2019 – AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE) and Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiaries in the Czech Republic and Slovakia today announce a multi-year, comprehensive renewal of their distribution agreement. The deal builds on the companies’ long-term partnership by providing carriage of AMCNI CNE’s full portfolio of fan-favorite networks to Slovak Telekom’s Magio and Digi Slovakia and T-Mobile TV Czech Republic customers.
The strategic agreement includes distribution of Sport 1, Sport 2, AMC, Film+, Minimax, Megamax, JimJam, Spektrum, Spektrum Home, TV Paprika, CBS Reality, The Outdoor Channel and Extreme Sports Channel. The multiplatform deal includes IPTV, DTH, cable and OTT carriage. Additionally, the companies will extend their cooperation to include joint marketing campaigns in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
“We’ve distinguished ourselves in the marketplace by consistently offering compelling, premium quality content, and this multifaceted partnership underscores the enduring high demand for that content from viewers, distributors and advertisers. As AMCNI continues to experience strong growth momentum across the globe, we’re pleased to continue to provide Deutsche Telekom Group and their customers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with our high-quality programming and popular brands that engage, entertain and build passionate fan communities,” said Balázs Hajós, VP of Affiliate Sales of AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe.
“Slovak Telekom’s Magio and Digi are the biggest TV providers in Slovakia, covering more than 620,000 households. T-Mobile TV in the Czech Republic is the fastest growing television service in the territory. This success is due not only to our exclusive sport, documentary, kids and music channels, but also thanks to our cooperation with experienced industry leader, AMCNI CNE. We appreciate its balanced portfolio of channels that cover all possible TV genres, including sports, kids, documentary, films and series. We are looking forward to further developing our business with AMCNI CNE,” said Andrej Miklánek, head of TV content at Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile.
As a result of the deal, subscribers will be able to enjoy all key sporting events. Sport 1 and Sport 2 will broadcast the El Clásico of Copa del Rey on February 27, Formula 1’s Australian Grand Prix in March, KHL’s Play Offs and new rounds of the Coppa Italia. Flagship channel AMC will debut popular, exclusive dramas including new episodes from original martial arts series “Into the Badlands,” followed by premieres of “Fear the Walking Dead,” “NOS4A2” and “The Terror” later this year. In addition, TV Paprika will exclusively premiere “Jamie’s Quick and Easy,” the latest show from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
About AMC Networks International Central and Northern Europe
AMC Networks International Central and Northern Europe, 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.