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AMC Networks Hits 10.8M Streaming Subs, U.S. Ad Revenue Drops in Second Quarter

AMC Networks, the cable networks and streaming company that operates the likes of AMC, AMC+, IFC, BBC America, Acorn TV and Shudder, reported a 5 percent drop in U.S. advertising revenue in the second quarter, but said it grew its streaming subscribers in the period to end June with 10.8 million, up from 9.5 million […]

AMC Networks Names Christina Spade CEO, Replacing Matt Blank

AMC Networks said Friday that Christina Spade, who currently serves as the company’s COO and CFO, has been appointed CEO, effective Sept. 9. The media and entertainment industry veteran who previously held senior roles at ViacomCBS, CBS Corp. and Showtime, will succeed Matt Blank, who has been serving for the past year as interim CEO. Patrick O’Connell, previously a senior executive at CBS […]

Ivan Mbakop, Arica Himmel, Dax Rey Join Giancarlo Esposito in AMC’s ‘The Driver’ Remake (Exclusive)

AMC’s upcoming remake of British drama The Driver has bulked out its cast with three new additions, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Actor and filmmaker Ivan Mbakop, who starred in Netflix’s Red Notice and played Detective Caudle in Marvel’s Hawkeye mini-series, has joined the six-part series, alongside Arica Himmel, who played a teenage Rainbow Johnson […]

‘The Nevers’ Star Zackary Momoh Joins Giancarlo Esposito in AMC’s ‘The Driver’ Remake (Exclusive)

Doctor Sleep, Harriet and The Nevers star Zackary Momoh is set to take a ride in AMC’s remake of British drama The Driver, joining the series in a lead role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Set to launch on AMC and AMC+ and due to go into production in August, the six-part U.S. series comes […]

AMC Networks Interim CEO Talks Streaming, Netflix’s Stumble

AMC Networks interim CEO Matt Blank, who runs the company behind the AMC, IFC and Sundance Channel networks, as well as niche streaming services like horror-centric Shudder, isn’t taking much notice of the noise on Wall Street these days. After Netflix disrupted the streaming space by disclosing a loss of 200,000 subscribers during its most […]

AMC Networks Hires Len Fogge as President of Marketing, Gives Miquel Penella International Oversight

AMC Networks is making some changes to its senior leadership team. The company has hired Len Fogge to be president of marketing, and is promoting streaming chief Miquel Penella, adding oversight of AMC Networks International in addition to his streaming responsibilities. Both men report to AMC Networks interim CEO Matt Blank. Fogge, who has been […]

IFC Films Head Arianna Bocco on How COVID Changed the Independent Film Business

A lot of distributors have voiced their commitments to theatrical, but few have put their money where their mouth is in the same way as IFC Films president Arianna Bocco. The executive is helping to save a century-old movie theater (Jack Nicholson was an usher!) in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, where Bocco relocated to from […]

AMC Networks Hits 9.5M Streaming Subs, U.S. Ad Revenue Rises Slightly in First Quarter

AMC Networks, the cable networks and streaming company that operates the likes of AMC, AMC+, IFC, BBC America, Acorn TV and Shudder, reported slightly higher U.S. advertising revenue in the first quarter and said it grew its streaming subscribers in the period to end March with 9.5 million after closing out 2021 with more than […]

Amid Streaming Boom, Some Companies Love Linear TV

When the upfronts return to New York City in mid-May after a two-year pandemic hiatus, broadcast TV is expected to play second fiddle. Though ABC, NBC and CBS will still get their moments, Disney is expected to introduce the ad-supported tier of Disney+, while Paramount will pitch Paramount+ and NBCUniversal touts Peacock. After years of […]

AMC Networks Interim CEO Matt Blank’s 2021 Pay Hit Nearly $7M, Former CEO Josh Sapan’s Topped $15M

AMC Networks interim CEO Matthew Blank received compensation worth nearly $7.0 million in 2021, the TV networks and streaming company disclosed Friday. Former Showtime Networks CEO Blank was named to his role in late August, succeeding company veteran Josh Sapan who transitioned to the role of executive vice chairman. As interim CEO, Blank is tasked with […]

Despite Netflix’s Stumble, Hollywood’s Streaming Content Spend May Increase in Near-Term

Amid speculation about whether the market is finally oversaturated, Wall Street does not expect major streaming services to cut back on content spending — at least in the near future.  After losing 200,000 subscribers, reporting slower revenue growth and giving guidance that it’s expecting to lose an additional 2 million subscribers next quarter, Netflix CFO […]

IFC Films Moves Pay One Output Deal In-House to AMC+

IFC Films is moving its pay one output window deal to AMC+, the streaming service owned in-house by its corporate parent, AMC Networks. Along with the news of the pay one deal comes a new release strategy that will see AMC+ debut a new feature every Friday from IFC Films as well as sister companies […]