AMC Networks shifted two executives to give its streaming services more management attention as the company pivots its focus towards its growing direct-to-consumer businesses. Courtney Thomasma was named general manager of AMC Plus, its commercial-free original content product, and Matt Graham was named general manager of AMC’s Sundance Now streaming service.
For the first time ever, consumers don’t need a cable subscription to watch AMC Networks channels including AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV. AMC Networks has dramatically increased the footprint for AMC+, its expanded ad-free streaming service, which will be available today through Apple TV and Prime Video channels.
The FCC isn’t particularly alarmed by the prospect that for some TV watchers, shows like The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul and Killing Eve could be going away. On Monday, the FCC’s Media Bureau denied AMC’s request for a standstill order to preserve its current program carriage agreement with AT&T. As a result, upon the imminent expiration of the deal, AMC could go dark on AT&T platforms including DirecTV and AT&T TV Now. At the moment, that accounts for a quarter of AMC households.
After spending the past nine months shopping global and streaming rights to its Emmy-winning drama, producers Lionsgate Television has sold the Jon Hamm starrer to Amazon and the show’s original home, AMC, in a sprawling deal.
The acclaimed Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer AMC series will now debut its third season on Sunday, April 12. The move comes as networks, cablers and streamers all contend with the programming and scheduling nightmare being caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia jury has awarded $8.6 million to the family of a stuntman killed during the production of a “Walking Dead” episode in 2017. The Daily Report reports the verdict Thursday comes after a weeklong trial before Gwinnett County State Court Judge Emily Brantley. Jurors began deliberations late Tuesday and handed up the […]
Feature-length movie El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is set to debut Friday, Oct. 11, on the streamer and later air on AMC, with Aaron Paul returning as meth cook Jesse Pinkman.
Scott Collins, who joined AMC Networks in 2008 and has been president of ad sales since 2017, will step down at the end of the month. The company’s official announcement of the move said Collins is leaving to “pursue other opportunities.” It did not mention plans for his replacement.
Killing Eve made a killing in the ratings for its second-season premiere. The BBC America thriller, which grew its audience with every episode last season (after three days of delayed viewing), continued that trend Sunday as its second-season premiere was simulcast on sister network AMC. The premiere hit series highs across the board, topping 1 million viewers for an initial telecast for the first time.