AMC/Sundance Pushes Into Turkey

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The pay TV carriage deal marks the first time a local version of the Sundance Channel will be available in Turkey.

LONDON –  AMC/Sundance Channel Global has sealed what it is calling a landmark carriage deal to take a local version of its Sudance Channel into Turkey.

The network is launching on Digiturk in Turkey marking the first time the Sundance Channel will be available in the country.

AMC/Sundance also said it will push out the channel via Cyfrowy Polsat and Toya in Poland.

AMC/Sundance Channel Global president Bruce Tuchman said: "Our partnership with these major platforms is a significant achievement in expanding Sundance Channel’s presence and audience throughout the globe. We continue to experience strong demand for Sundance Channel’s distinctive HD film and TV programming."

Sundance Channel will launch on Digiturk, Turkey’s largest direct to home platform, as a locally versioned 24/7 offering, accompanied by a video-on-demand (VOD) service.

In Poland Cyfrowy Polsat, the country’s largest DTH platform, will get a locally versioned 24/7 channel while cable operator Toya takes a locally versioned 24/7 channel and a VOD offering.

The latest additions to the territory roster for AMC/Sundance follows a slew of pay TV deals across territories including France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Korea, Thailand and Taiwan.

Sundance Channel was founded by Robert Redford and aims to showcase independent films.