AMC/Sundance Channel launched in North Africa
AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks, has announced numerous acquisitions from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to premiere exclusively on Sundance Channel internationally shortly after the festival this spring. Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC/Sundance Channel Global, made the announcement from Park City, Utah where Sundance Channel is celebrating its biggest year of growth across its international television networks and video-on-demand (VOD) services.
The company has acquired an exciting line-up of six independent films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The Disobedient, Liar’s Dice, Memphis and This May Be the Last Time have been acquired for all international territories where Sundance Channel is seen. Drunktown’s Finest has been acquired for Asia (excluding Malaysia), Benelux, Eastern Europe, France, Iberia and Latin America. To Kill a Man has been acquired for Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Tuchman comments, “We’re excited to acquire a terrific selection of movies fresh from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to debut exclusively on Sundance Channel this spring. The channel shares the same mission as the festival to support the growth of independent film. It also provides a global platform to showcase the compelling work of emerging filmmakers. We’re looking forward to providing an even greater choice of high quality independent films along with first run original drama on Sundance Channel in the months ahead.”
Sundance Channel has experienced tremendous growth internationally in the past year. The network launched for the first time in Latin America and is now seen in seven countries throughout the region on numerous pay-TV platforms. The channel also just launched for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa in 24 countries. In addition, there have been recent agreements to increase distribution of its linear and VOD services throughout Asia and Europe, including Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, France, Belgium, Poland and Hungary.