18 Facts About AMC Networks


AMC Networks Inc is an American entertainment company headquartered in 11 Penn Plaza, New York.

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AMC Networks owns and operates the eponymous cable channel and its siblings, IFC, WE tv, and Sundance TV; the art house movie theater IFC Center in New York City; the independent film companies IFC Films and RLJE Films; the anime licensor Sentai Filmworks; the premium subscription streaming services AMC+, IFC Films Unlimited, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder, Sundance Now and HIDIVE; and a minority interest in leading Canadian production studio Shaftesbury Films.

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AMC Networks is majority-owned and controlled by the Dolan family.

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AMC Networks responded to Dish Network's announcement of its pending removal of the channels as being related to a 2008 breach of contract lawsuit against Dish Network by the company's former Voom HD Networks subsidiary, in which it is seeking more than $2.

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On July 12,2012, AMC Networks said in an e-mailed statement that it would stream over the Internet the season premiere of Breaking Bad to Dish customers.

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On October 28,2013, AMC Networks announced it would acquire most of Chellomedia, sans Chello Benelux, an international operator of cable networks, from Liberty Global for around $1.

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In 2016, AMC Networks finalized a partnership agreement with former BET founder Robert L Johnsons RLJ Company.

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AMC Networks has received warrants to purchase at least 20 million shares or the equivalent of 50.

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On November 15,2016, AMC Networks acquired a minority stake in comedy video website and film and television production company Funny or Die, with plans to integrate it with IFC.

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On July 30,2018, AMC Networks reached a definitive agreement to acquire RLJ Entertainment where AMC would pay $59 million for the remaining RLJE shares not owned by AMC or Robert L Johnson.

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The series was distributed by AMC Networks's streaming service Shudder in the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland and by TVNZ On Demand in New Zealand.

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In early 2020, the AMC Networks involved Switzer Group to lead the redesign of its tenth-floor headquarters at 11 Penn Plaza, New York.

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On May 13,2020, AMC Networks announced it was acquiring the rights to Anne Rice's major literary works, including The Vampire Chronicles and Lives of the Mayfair Witches.

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On February 2,2021, AMC Networks entered into a strategic partnership with Canadian production company Shaftesbury Films.

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AMC Networks made an investment in the company, thus giving them access to the latter's slate and expanding their content and development capabilities in Canada.

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On January 5,2022, AMC Networks acquired Japanese anime company Sentai Holdings, including distributor Sentai Filmworks, and streaming service HIDIVE.

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On March 1,2022, AMC Networks announced the launch of AMC Networks Publishing, their new book publishing arm.

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On October 28,2013, AMC Networks announced it would acquire most of Chellomedia, an international operator of cable networks, from Liberty Global for around $1.

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