New York, NY – 24 February 2015 – AMC Networks International today announced an agreement with DIRECTV Latin America to launch AMC this month. The network will launch on DIRECTV for the first time. It will be made available on DIRECTV in seven Spanish-speaking countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
AMC in Latin America features series such as the exclusive original drama “Halt & Catch Fire,” produced by AMC Studios. In addition, the channel features popular, acclaimed films from the world’s biggest film libraries, including MGM, Paramount and Sony. The network recently launched on key pay-TV platforms in other regions throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Ed Palluth, Executive Vice President of Global Distribution, AMC Networks International commented, “AMC has become synonymous with bold, dramatic storytelling of the highest quality. This new agreement will allow us build upon this success, growing the AMC brand internationally and creating a far-reaching platform for our original content. DIRECTV has made remarkable strides in Latin America and we are thrilled to partner with them in bringing AMC’s outstanding programming to audiences throughout the region.”
About AMC Networks International – Latin America:
AMC Networks International – Latin America is a business unit of AMC Networks International (AMCNI) which delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming to more than 140 countries and territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. AMCNI consists of global brands AMC and Sundance Channel, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres.
AMCNI – Latin America is dedicated to producing and distributing high quality TV programming throughout Spanish and Portuguese speaking Latin America, the Caribbean and other territories. The Latin American portfolio of channels includes AMC, Sundance Channel, El Gourmet, Casa Club, Film&Arts and Europa Europa. For more information, visit www.amcnetworkslatam.com.
DIRECTV, Inc., is the leading satellite TV service provider offering the best in high definition TV, available to over 20 million clients in the United States and nearly 19 million clients in Latin America and the Caribbean. Day after day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy 100% digital sound and quality service, industry leading customer service, state-of-the-art technology including advanced DVR and HD DVR services, award winning technology like Control Plus™, and the most comprehensive coverage of major sports events, leagues and packages, offered with the interactive features that only DIRECTV can provide. For more information, visit directvla.com