Launch on one of Central and Eastern Europe’s leading Pay TV Platforms; Adds Momentum to Channel’s Rapidly Expanding Presence Across Poland and CEE
Warsaw, Poland / New York, NY – 25 June 2012 – Ahead of the company’s participation at this week’s Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe conference, AMC/Sundance Channel Global announced the launch of Sundance Channel on the DTH platform n in Poland. Sundance Channel launched to n’s subscribers in high definition as part of the Film Hits package. Through a combined programming offer with n, Orange subscribers on the Film Hits tier will also become subscribers to Sundance Channel.
Today’s news follows the announcement of several new European and Asian carriage deals for Sundance Channel over the past few months, including countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Hungary and Taiwan. Sundance Channel was established by Robert Redford and offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of independent films, documentaries and original programs.
“Poland continues to be a priority market for the expansion of Sundance Channel across Central and Eastern Europe and we are thrilled that this launch will greatly increase our footprint in the country,” commented Bruce Tuchman, President, AMC/Sundance Channel Global. “This exciting partnership with n reflects the growing demand for Sundance Channel in Poland and will offer audiences high quality, globally renowned film and TV programming and VOD offerings in high definition.”
Sundance Channel is currently available on a variety of cable systems across Poland including UPC Polska which first launched the channel.
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 and Asia. Owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel is a highly recognizable and magnetic brand that is available in HD and across multiple platforms.
About AMC Networks Inc.
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, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming origination and distribution company.