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AMCNI – Central & Eastern Europe Signs Multi-Year Agreement with United Group in the Balkans

Budapest – 21 December 2018 – AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE) and United Group have announced a renewed multi-year agreement for carriage of AMCNI CNE’s channels across both cable and DTH platforms in the Balkans.

As part of the agreement, AMC, Minimax and CBS Reality are available in the digital basic cable package of Serbia Broadband in Serbia and Telemach’s digital basic packages in Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. AMC, Minimax, CBS Reality and JimJam are being offered to DTH subscribers via Total TV in Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Slovenia. Extreme Sports Channel, JimJam and SundanceTV are placed in the Digital EBS package.

“We’re excited to renew our long-term partnership with United Group to make our channels available widely to consumers across the Balkans,” said Balázs Hajós, VP of Affiliate Sales, AMCNI CNE. “We’re committed to offering audiences an extensive range of award-winning programming, and this agreement will ensure that viewers across the region can enjoy our acclaimed line-up of channels for many years to come.”

“We’re delighted to renew our agreement with AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe to offer our customers a diverse range of series, specials, documentaries and films,” said United Group. “We’re confident our subscribers will enjoy the breadth of entertainment these channels offer, and we look forward to providing many exciting new and exclusive premieres to audiences in the months ahead.”

About AMC Networks International – Central Europe
AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe, an operating unit of AMC Networks International, is a leading international company in the field of broadcasting and distribution of thematic television channels. The current portfolio includes 16 television channels in a broad variety of genres including film & series, kids, infotainment and sports.
The company operates and manages the global feeds of JimJam, the European feed of SundanceTV and a variety of channels in Central and Eastern Europe like flagship channel AMC, Film+, Filmcafe, Film Mánia, MGM, Sport1, Sport2, Minimax, Megamax, Spektrum, Spektrum Home and TV Paprika. In addition, the company also operates German pay-TV channel KinoweltTV and OBN Television in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The AMCNI CNE channels are programmed for local audiences, languages and markets, and are available in HD on numerous platforms like on-demand and mobile devices.

About United Group
United Group is the leading multi-play telecoms and media provider in South East Europe, providing customers with a full range of telecommunications services. It has the broadest network coverage in the region and offers customers an unrivalled selection of content, from local offerings to the best selection from across the globe.

United Group consists of SBB (the leading cable operator in Serbia), Telemach Slovenia (the leading cable operator and the fastest growing mobile operator in Slovenia), Telemach Bosnia and Herzegovina (the leading cable operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina), United Media (the leading content business, as well as advertising sales business), United Cloud (R&D Center) and other businesses including NetTV Plus (a leading provider of telecom services over the internet). The Group also provides services using a number of ancillary brands resulting from its growth across the region.

George Takei Joins AMC’s Anthology Series “The Terror” as Consultant and Series Regular

Kiki Sukezane, Miki Ishikawa, Shingo Usami and Naoko Mori Round Out Casting

Production Begins in January in Vancouver

NEW YORK, NY – 18 December 2018 – AMC announced today that renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei (“Star Trek”) will join the second season of the critically acclaimed, Ridley Scott-produced anthology series, “The Terror,” as a consultant and series regular. The network previously announced actor Derek Mio will star in the series as Chester Nakayama and Josef Kubota Wladyka (“Narcos”) will direct the first two episodes. Production is scheduled to begin in January in Vancouver. Season two will air on AMC in 2019 with ten episodes.

Set during World War II, the second season of “The Terror” centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. Season two is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island,” “Godzilla”). Woo also serves as showrunner.

Made famous for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the legendary science fiction series “Star Trek,” George Takei’s career spans more than six decades in film, television and the stage. As a child, Takei was imprisoned in two Japanese-American internment camps after the outbreak of World War II. His personal experience and knowledge of this chapter in U.S. history led him to become a leading figure and activist for social justice. As a consultant, Takei will work closely with the executive producers to ensure the accuracy of historical events and storytelling. On the acting side, he will play Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and community elder.
Additional casting includes Kiki Sukezane (“Lost in Space”) as Yuko, a mysterious woman from Chester’s past; Miki Ishikawa (“9-1-1”) as Amy, a Nakayama family friend; Shingo Usami (“Unbroken”) as Henry Nakayama, Chester’s father; and Naoko Mori (“Everest”) as Asako Nakayama, Chester’s mother.

Takei is represented by Buchwald. Sukezane is represented by Abrams Artists Agency. Ishikawa is represented by Global Artists Agency and Abrams Entertainment. Usami is represented by Sophie Jermyn Management. Mori is represented by Creative Artists Management and Thruline Entertainment.

“The Terror” is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360. The show is also executive produced by Ridley Scott, Dan Simmons, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady.

AMC Studios Content Distribution is managing worldwide sales of “The Terror.”

About AMC Networks International
AMC Networks International (AMCNI), the global division of AMC Networks, delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming that reaches subscribers in more than 140 countries and territories. AMCNI consists of global brands, SundanceTV and AMC, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres. For more information, visit: www.amcnetworksinternational.com