AMC Networks International


New York, NY / Paris, France – 8 February 2016: AMC Networks International – UK and CANALSAT announced today an agreement to launch Sundance Channel Global on CANALSAT’s satellite, ADSL, and IPTV platforms in France. Sundance Channel, which broadcasts exclusive independent feature films and documentaries as well as outstanding original drama series, will launch on 9 February as part of CANALSAT’s Series and Cinema package as a 24/7 linear HD channel.

Ed Palluth, Executive Vice President, Global Distribution, AMC Networks International, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with CANALSAT, the biggest subscription television platform in France, to make Sundance Channel widely available to audiences nationwide. AMC Networks International’s services continue to experience rapid growth, and we’re looking forward to further supporting the development of the pay-TV industry in France and around the world.”

Jean-Marc Juramie, Vice President, Content & Programming at CANALSAT commented: “We’re excited to partner with AMC Networks International. Sundance Channel is a highly attractive brand with an outstanding selection of high quality independent films and exclusive series for our subscribers and film fans.”

With its debut on CANALSAT, Sundance Channel will be available to more than 18 million pay-TV households throughout France.

Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel showcases today’s creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, celebrating the unique spirit of creativity and independent storytelling established by the world-renowned annual Sundance Film Festival. The network premieres award-winning films from the festival, many of which are seen exclusively and for the first time on Sundance Channel.  In France, the channel also broadcasts internationally acclaimed original drama series such as “Rectify”, “The Principal”, “The Walking Dead” and “Mad Men”, among others.

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About Sundance Channel

Dedicated to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, imaginative and uncompromising, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of high-quality independent films, documentaries and original programs. In addition to being widely distributed throughout North America, Sundance Channel is available throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East. Owned and operated by AMC Networks International (the global division of AMC Networks), Sundance Channel is a highly recognizable and magnetic brand that is available in HD and across multiple platforms.

About AMC Networks International – UK

AMC Networks International – UK is a leading international broadcaster and distributor of thirteen thematic television channels across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The diverse portfolio includes AMC, Sundance Channel, Eva, Extreme Sports Channel, MGM Channel and preschool channel JimJam together with joint venture and partnership channels: Outdoor Channel & Polsat JimJam, plus CBS Drama, CBS Action, CBS Reality, CBS Europa and Horror Channel with CBS Studios International.

AMC Networks International – UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International which delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming to more than 140 countries and territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.


CANALSAT’s offer combines the best theme channels, all emblematic of their universes, and the company has developed the best services in order to guarantee its subscribers a unique and personalized television experience that is available at any time and on all types of screen.


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