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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 […]

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 […]

AMC Networks Interim CEO Touts Future of ‘Walking Dead’ Franchise, “Disciplined” Content Spending

AMC Networks, the company behind the AMC, IFC and Sundance Channel networks, as well as niche streaming services like horror-centric Shudder, has had a “terrific” 2021 despite a “challenged” pipeline due to production issues coming out of the coronavirus pandemic interim, CEO Matt Blank said on Monday. And the 2022 lineup will “probably [be] the […]

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan to Step Down After 26-Year Run, Will Become Vice Chair

AMC Networks said on Tuesday that president and CEO Josh Sapan will transition to the role of executive vice chairman, with the TV company naming former Showtime Networks CEO Matthew Blank interim CEO. After a “successful 26-year tenure as president and chief executive officer Josh Sapan has notified the company of his desire to transition […]

Madison Square Garden Co. CEO James Dolan’s Pay Rises to $54 Million

Madison Square Gardens Company CEO and executive chairman James Dolan's fiscal 2019 package jumped to $54.1 million, up from $11.6 million in 2018

David Nevins to Succeed Matt Blank as Showtime CEO

CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves reveals a transition plan for the pay cable network, with Nevins adding all business functions to his purview in 2016.

Showtime’s New Streaming Service Coming to Roku, PlayStation Vue

The cable net recently announced the launch of its stand-alone streaming service, with Apple as its first partner.

Showtime’s CEO on ‘Homeland,’ the Threat of Netflix and HBO’s Goliath Budgets (Q&A)

With his new entry "Ray Donovan," Matthew Blank reveals how he competes against the pay-cable giant's resources: "The more you spend, the harder you can fall."

Showtime’s Matt Blank: Epix Is Not a Player in the Premium TV Business

Showtime Networks chairman and CEO Matt Blank said here Friday that he is not too worried about potential cord cutting, premium pay TV firm Epix, the Comcast-NBC Universal deal or Netflix's emergence as a streaming powerhouse.