Prague, 31 August 2022 – AMC Networks International (AMCNI CNE) and Telly s.r.o. announce a multi-year distribution agreement effective as of 1 September. The strategic agreement provides carriage of AMCNI CNE’s channels Sport1, Sport2, AMC, Film+, Spektrum, Spektrum Home, JimJam and Minimax and offers long-term access to entertainment to viewers in the Czech Republic. Locally relevant sports programs such as UEFA ECL matches of Slavia Praha and Slovácko will be aired exclusively among other high profile sporting events.
“This newly established long-term agreement with Telly in the Czech Republic recognizes the value of our portfolio of channels and highlights the continued demand for our sought-after sport, drama, film, documentaries and kids’ programming,” said Balázs Hajós, VP of Affiliate Sales, AMCNI CNE. “We have continuously invested in our sports rights, including coveted Formula One races, alongside local, original productions and leading international AMC series such as Fear the Walking Dead. This has enabled audiences to watch the most compelling content and is reflected by our increasing portfolio share in the Czech market. We’re looking forward to premiering a wide range of exclusive programming in the months ahead.”
“I believe that by working with AMC Networks International we will be able to make our already unique portfolio of sports channels even more attractive. Moreover, thanks to the rich offer of channels of the AMC Networks International group, not only sports fans, but also film, series, documentary enthusiasts and families with children will find something to enjoy,” added Vladimir Rusnak, Head of Content & Strategy of Telly s.r.o.
As a result of the deal, Telly sport enthusiasts will be able to enjoy live and exclusive Formula One racing Grand Prix events and UEFA Nations League. In the autumn, subscribers will be able to watch locally relevant programming such as Champions Hockey League with Sparta Praha, Mountfield and Oceláři Třinec and UEFA Europa League, Conference League with Slavia Praha and Slovácko and Swedish & Swiss Hockey League matches. In addition, Telly viewers will have access to EHF Handball Champions League and all the UEFA Nations League matches of Germany, France, England, Spain and Holland as well as all upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers, for which many matches will be seen exclusively on Sport1.
In addition to sport, AMC original titles like Fear the Walking Dead and the season finale of Better Call Saul will be available to viewers. A local original Spektrum production, Abrakadabra, introducing the history of magic with Czech and world class magicians will premiere. Spektrum Home premieres will include series from the Property Brothers, Monty Don’s gardening series and Designed for Luxury Czech special edition. Both channels offer accessible and exciting educational and entertaining programs for the whole family. In the kids’ portfolio, popular series like Baby Boss, My Little Pony and Masha and the Bear will be aired on Minimax and JimJam.
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 130 countries and territories. AMCNI consists of global brands as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres. For more information, visit: www.amcnetworksinternational.com
Television operator Telly offers internet and satellite TV services to viewers in the Czech Republic. In addition to a range of film, series, entertainment and documentary channels, their programming also includes attractive sports content, for example, UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, Serie A, LaLiga, NFL and UFC. Telly is also a fixed internet provider. In the Czech market, customers have been able to use services under the DIGI brand since 2006, and the Telly brand has built on its good reputation seamlessly. Telly is a purely Czech company, belongs to the LAMA ENERGY GROUP.
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