AMC Networks Shuffles Executive Ranks Amid Streaming Focus

AMC NETWORKS EXPANDS LEADERSHIP
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Courtney Thomasma, Matt Graham, and Blake Callaway.

Courtney Thomasma, Matt Graham and Blake Callaway will all take on additional oversight as the company reorients around its SVOD services.

AMC Networks is giving several of its executives expanded responsibilities.

Courtney Thomasma, Matt Graham and Blake Callaway are taking on additional oversight as the company reorients around its suite of targeted SVOD platforms, while maintaining delivery to its cable outlets.

Thomasma will become general manager of AMC+; Acorn TV general manager Graham will add Sundance Now to his purview; and Callaway will be general manager of the Sundance, IFC and BBC America linear networks, adding the latter to his portfolio.

"Courtney, Matt and Blake are accomplished leaders who have all made meaningful contributions to the success of our company, particularly through their dynamic oversight of many of our most important brands and businesses," said AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll. "We are pleased to recognize their contributions with these expanded roles, as we continue to reorient our company around our targeted streaming services and delivering our high-quality original content to viewers on an expanding array of platforms."

Thomasma was previously executive director at BBC America. At AMC+, she'll be in charge of content and audience strategy, branding and business development at the streaming platform, which features collections of shows from across AMC Networks' portfolio. She reports to Miguel Penella, president of SVOD at AMC Networks.

Graham has been general manager of Acorn TV since 2014. Sundance Now is a logical complement to Acorn, as both feature international dramas, while Sundance Now also features documentaries and true crime series. Graham also reports to Penella.

As executive director of IFC, Sundance TV and BBC America, Callaway will focus on defining each brand's direction and look for ways to support digital growth. He reports to Carroll.