Orange Spain’s television platform will be the first to feature this service in the country beginning in June
Madrid, 11 May 2022. Orange has reached an agreement with AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) to offer AMC+ on-demand content for the first time in Spain. The service will be available to all subscribers with access to Orange TV’s entertainment offering from this June.
AMC+ is a premium subscription video on demand (SVOD) service that will be offered by Orange as a content aggregator and which delivers an exclusive catalogue of critically-acclaimed dramas, epic fan-favorite franchises, iconic mysteries and true crime series, original comedies, the best horror content and new and popular films and series from the U.S., Britain and beyond. The launch of AMC+ in Orange TV is accompanied by the premiere of original series such as gritty crime drama 61st Street, high-octane vampire series Firebite, critically-acclaimed psychological thriller Too Close, and the all-star stop-motion animated comedy Ultra City Smiths. It will be followed later this year by the debut of highly anticipated productions such as new series in The Walking Dead Universe and the launch of a new franchise based on Anne Rice’s best-selling novels.
This agreement deepens the partnership between the two companies, through which Orange TV distributes 15 AMCNISE linear channels on its platform, as well as the AMC Selekt service and now also AMC+.
Regarding this announcement, Ignacio García-Legaz, Managing Director of Orange TV, has commented that “the launch of AMC+ allows us to include iconic and renowned series, strengthening our offering of film and series for all of our subscribers and consolidating Orange TV as one of the most varied and extensive content aggregation platforms on the Spanish audiovisual market, with options and genres for all tastes.”
Manuel Balsera, Managing Director of AMCNISE: “We are delighted to launch in Spain AMC+ alongside Orange, one of our main partners. Subscribers will be able to enjoy a catalogue of thousands of hours of thrilling stories in a unique line-up of essential series and films and exclusive premieres.”
Miquel Penella, President of Streaming Services for AMC Networks, said, “This launch highlights the growing demand for AMC+ and the ground-breaking storytelling featured on its premium slate of original programming. From signature dramas and wildly original comedies to acclaimed films, mysteries and documentaries, compelling true crime series and the best horror content, AMC+ is the ultimate destination for fans of quality entertainment. We are excited to partner with Orange to offer the service to their customers in Spain.”
As with all other AMCNISE content, AMC+ titles will also be available in HD or 4K and on all compatible devices (smartphone, tablet, Smart TV and PC).
With this move, Orange TV has taken another step towards becoming one of the most varied and extensive content aggregation platforms on the Spanish audiovisual market, with options and genres for all tastes that can be enjoyed wherever and whenever the subscriber wants. Its partnerships with leading national and international media providers enable it to constantly add new content to its portfolio.
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About Orange TV
Orange TV is Orange’s television platform, with a broad and varied audiovisual content catalogue made up of more than 90 linear channels (including the best film and series, news, documentary, kids, etc. channels, in addition to its exclusive channel and all DTT channels) and more than 50,000 a la carte contents, all of which are available on multiple devices and with the best image and sound quality.
Orange TV also provides special on-demand content services such as Universal+, Fox Now, AXN Now, AMC Selekt, Cosmo On, Nat Geo Now or TNT Now, in addition to premium thematic content packages for specific audiences, including horror fans, the best Spanish cinema, kids and millennial audiences. Moreover, Orange’s television platform has reached agreements with key partners in the audiovisual world, including Netflix, Amazon, Rakuten TV, FlixOlé or StarzPlay or Acorn TV, offering their content to its subscribers. Orange is also the only alternative operator in Spain that offers the best LaLiga football (LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank) and all Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches. All of this consolidates Orange as one of the most complete and varied audiovisual offerings in Spain’s television market.
About AMC Networks International Southern Europe
AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) is one of the largest producers and distributors of thematic channels in Spain and Portugal. The company currently has 26 TV channels targeted to a wide range of audiences: film and series (AMC, Canal Hollywood, SundanceTV, DARK, XTRM, Somos and Blast); factual (Canal HISTORIA, Odisea/Odisseia, AMC Crime and AMC Break); lifestyle (Canal Cocina, Canal Decasa and Casa e Cozinha); music (Sol Música); kids (Canal Panda, Panda Kids and Biggs) and general-interest (SELEKT). AMCNISE also operates streaming services such as Planet Horror, PANDA+, Acorn TV, El Gourmet, Historia y Actualidad, OdiseaVR and Microcanales.
Canal Hollywood, Canal Panda, Panda Kids, PANDA+, Biggs and Casa e Cozinha are exclusively produced for the Portuguese market through DREAMIA, a joint venture between AMCNISE and NOS.
AMCNISE is an operating unit of AMC Networks International, the global division of AMC Networks.