Sundance Channel, WE tv Expand Internationally
AMC Networks signs deals for the channels to go out in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and Ecuador.
Sundance Channel and WE tv. are set to roll out in several new international markets.
AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks, made the announcement ahead of its participation at the CASBAA industry convention getting underway today in Hong Kong.
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In Asia, Sundance Channel has been rolled out on IPTV provider LG Korea as a 24-hour linear high definition network, adding to the channel’s carriage on Skylife and Olleh TV, by KT and B.TV by SK Broadband, respectively.
Sundance Channel is also launching as a mobile VOD service in Taiwan on leading mobile network Taiwan Mobile. And in Thailand, following the rollout of Sundance Channel by TrueVisions, WE tv has been added by the local carrier as a 24-hour high definition linear network.
In Philippines, Accion has been named the exclusive sales agent for Sundance Channel and WE tv. The company’s relationships with provincial cable systems throughout the country have lead to the both channels getting picked up by local operators, including Cablelink TV for Metro Manila, Asian Vision for Olangapo and Zambales region, Telmarc for Taytay and Teresea regions and Royal Cablevision for Cabuyao and Calamba regions.
On the other side of the globe, Sundance Channel is gearing up for a launch on TV Cable Ecuador, the country’s largest cable provider. Through the partnership, Sundance Channel will be made available to subscribers as a 24-hour linear, high definition channel.
“These exciting new distribution agreements reflect the importance of Asia and Latin America as critical regions in our global expansion strategy, said Bruce Tuchman, president of AMC/Sundance Channel Global. “We continue to experience strong demand for our high quality, globally renowned entertainment available on Sundance Channel and WE tv. We also look forward to further supporting the authenticated on demand initiatives of our subscription television partners around the world.”
Sundance Channel, founded by Robert Redford, broadcasts internationally series including Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Hell on Wheels.
A women’s lifestyle focused network featuring industry figures in food, weddings and fashion, WE tv is broadcast elusively in Asia has been adding territories lately. It carries lifestyle series from Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray and Joe Zee.