Entertainment One to Distribute AMC Fare Internationally Under Multi-Year Deal
EOne has had success selling "The Walking Dead" and "Hell on Wheels," with the companies now expanding their relationship.
Entertainment One is expanding its partnership with AMC.
The global entertainment company has partnered with the cable network home to Hell on Wheels for an exclusive multi-year international output deal, the company announced late on Wednesday.
Under the pact, eOne will handle international distribution for all original scripted series from AMC and Sundance Channel. In addition, Sundance Channel Global -- the international arm of AMC Networks -- will carry select series from the eOne output agreement on its networks.
The deal marks AMC and Sundance Channel's first exclusive international output deal for scripted fare. eOne currently distributes AMC's Hell on Wheels and, along with Fox International Channels, ratings hit The Walking Dead.
"AMC and Sundance Channel have evolved into some of the world's most successfully branded cable networks, each with an exceptional slate of high-quality programming,” eOne CEO John Morayniss said in a release announcing the news. "We’re thrilled to be expanding our relationship with AMC Networks and are honored to have been chosen as their major international distributor.”
The first projects included under the deal are AMC's upcoming 1980s computer drama Halt & Catch Fire, starring Lee Pace, period entry Turn with Jamie Bell and Sundance's The Red Road, featuring Game of Thrones' Jason Momoa.
"AMC Networks has enjoyed a successful partnership with eOne on our series Hell on Wheels, and as one of the distributors on The Walking Dead," AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll said. "We look forward to expanding the relationship and feel confident eOne is the right company to distribute our high-quality content."
In addition to Hell on Wheels, eOne's scripted slate includes Discovery's first scripted mini Klondike, ABC's summer staple Rookie Blue, DirecTV's recently renewed Rogue and Call Me Fitz, among others. eOne Television International has sold original and third-party productions to more than 500 broadcasters in 150 countries, including the U.S. and international pay TV channels. The company more recently pacted with Avi Lerner's Nu Image to develop and co-produce a scripted TV series based on Rambo.