AMC Networks


New York, NY – April 9, 2015 – AMC Networks today announced Michael Cagnazzi has been promoted to senior vice president, digital product development. He formerly served as vice president.  Based in New York, Cagnazzi will continue to report to Steve Pontillo, AMC Networks executive vice president and chief technology officer.

In his new role, Cagnazzi will lead the strategy and management of AMC Networks’ suite of digital properties and oversee the use and deployment of technologies to assist in the planning, decision-making and overall operations of the company. He will also develop and implement emerging technologies, working with senior management to implement solutions to further expand the company’s business initiatives.

“Michael’s strategic development of AMC Networks’ digital properties has been instrumental in furthering the company’s technology initiatives,” said Pontillo. “His proven track record and wealth of experience will continue to be invaluable in his expanded role.”

Cagnazzi joined AMC Networks (then called Rainbow Media) in 2001 as a senior developer. Prior to that, he worked as a lead developer at He began his career as a web developer at Cablevision Systems Corporation.

Cagnazzi holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Ithaca College. He is a member of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) and is a graduate of their Cable Executive Management program at Harvard Business School.


About AMC Networks

Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates BBC AMERICA through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide. In addition, the company operates AMC Networks International, its global division. More information is available at

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