AMC Networks International
|Subsidiary of AMC Networks|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York, U.S.|
London, England, United Kingdom
|Products||Television, motion pictures|
AMCNI Central Europe
AMCNI Southern Europe
AMCNI Latin America
AMC Networks International is an international media company and distributor of channels, content and video services. The division’s operating companies and business units currently own and operate in joint venture a total of 68 branded TV channels and run a suite of digital, on demand and broadband services in Europe. On aggregate, its channels and feeds reach 382 million homes. AMC Networks International also provide a set of advanced digital services, such as ad sales and broadcast solutions to international channel operators.
The company was originally named Chellomedia and was part of Liberty Global. In 2013, it was sold to AMC Networks, a former subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation and was renamed AMC Networks International.
On July 31, 2012, Chellomedia purchased MGM Networks, Inc. from MGM while MGM retaining its United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and joint ventures in Brazil and Australia. Chellomedia has licensed the MGM brand and content to continue on the purchased MGM channels.
On May 21, 2013, it was announced that Liberty Global had put Chellomedia up for sale. Liberty agreed on October 28 to sell Chellomedia to AMC Networks for $1.035B, except for its Benelux unit. The purchase was completed on February 2, 2014.
AMC Networks International runs its businesses through six business units:
- AMC Networks International UK (EMEA)
- AMC Networks International Central Europe
- AMC Networks International Asia-Pacific
- AMC Networks International Latin America
- AMC Networks International Southern Europe
- AMC (African and Middle Eastern TV channel)
- AMC (Asian TV channel)
- AMC (European TV channel)
- AMC (Latin America)
- Biggs joint venture with NOS
- Blaze joint venture with A+E Networks UK
- Canal Cocina
- Canal de História joint venture with A+E Networks UK
- Canal Hollywood joint venture with NOS
- Canal Panda joint venture with NOS
- CBS Action joint venture with CBS Studios International
- CBS Drama joint venture with CBS Studios International
- CBS Europa joint venture with CBS Studios International
- CBS Justice joint venture with CBS Studios International
- CBS Reality joint venture with CBS Studios International
- Crimen + Investigación joint venture with A+E Networks UK
- Extreme Sports Channel
- Film & Arts
- Film Café
- Film Mania
- Horror Channel joint venture with CBS Studios International
- JimJam joint venture with HIT Entertainment
- Más Chic
- Outdoor Channel EMEA joint venture with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
- Sol Música
- Upcoming Network That Spun Off A Programming Block On France 2's DKTV.cool Joint Venture With Nintendo and Decode Entertainment
- Sport 1
- Sport 2
- Sport M
- Spektrum TV
- Spektrum Home
- SundanceTV Africa
- SundanceTV France
- SundanceTV Latinoamérica
- SundanceTV Middle East
- SundanceTV Spain
- TV Paprika
- Joint-venture Zoomoo Latin America with Beach House Kids and NHNZ.
- Liberty Global Q1 2012 Fact Sheet
- "Chellomedia Published Data".
- The Deadline Team (August 1, 2012) UPDATE: MGM Networks Sale To Chellomedia To Fund BuyBack of Icahn Shares: LAT. Deadline.com.
- Fritz, Ben. (August 01, 2012) MGM sells overseas channels amid Icahn buyback, IPO preparation. LA Times.
- "Liberty Global puts Chellomedia business up for sale". The Denver Post. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-05-21.
- Tartaglione, Nancy. (October 28, 2013) AMC Networks To Pay $1B For Liberty Global’s Chellomedia. Deadline.com. Accessed on October 28, 2013.
- Deadline.com: Chellomedia Rebranded As AMC Networks International
- BroadbandTVNews.com: Chellomedia to become AMC Networks International
- AMC Networks Press Release: AMC Networks Re-Brands Chellomedia to “AMC Networks International”
- The Hollywood Reporter (September 20, 2014). "AMC set for November launch in Europe". Broadband TV News. Retrieved October 6, 2014.