AMC Networks Taps Bruce Tuchman to Lead International Unit


NEW YORK - AMC Networks said Monday that it has hired former MGM and MTV Networks executive Bruce Tuchman as president, AMC/Sundance Channel Global, its international division.

Based in New York, Tuchman will report to AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll. He most recently has served as MGM Worldwide Networks president since 2001.

In his new role, Tuchman will lead the expansion of AMC Networks’ global business, including the distribution, programming and marketing of Sundance Channel, which is currently distributed in Europe, Canada and Asia, and WE tv, which is already in Asia.

Said Carroll: “As we continue to experience momentum for our global business and international demand for our brands, we look forward to Bruce leading our operations through our next phase of growth.”

Tuchman said “there is a strong appetite for Sundance Channel and WE tv internationally, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with our content and distribution partners to serve audiences with distinctive, high quality entertainment.”

Under his leadership, the MGM global TV division posted good growth, with the countries and territories reached by The MGM Channel increasing five-fold. During his tenure, MGM launched channels for the first time across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Before MGM, he was at Viacom"s MTV Networks, where he served as general manager of Nickelodeon Global Network Ventures and senior vp, Nickelodeon New Media Ventures.

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