TV

Further global launches for Sundance Channel, WE tv

Sundance Channel is making its debut in Greece, launching on the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization's OTE platform, while sister AMC network WE tv is expanding in Asia.
August 10, 2011

Sundance Channel is making its debut in Greece, launching on the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization’s OTE platform, while sister AMC network WE tv is expanding in Asia.

Sundance Channel is launching on OTE’s 24/7 IPTV platform as a linear channel, and will be followed by a satellite and VOD offering.

The network is also premiering in three Eastern European markets for the first time with carriage on UPC Direct, an affiliated company of UPC Broadband, launching as a linear channel in HD in Hungary, as well as in the Czech and Slovak Republics.

In Asia, both Sundance Channel and WE tv are launching as HD channels on Taiwan’s pay-TV platform DishHD; and via Chunghwa, the country’s largest telecom company.

Ed Palluth, AMC/Sundance Channel Global senior VP of global distribution, said the deals “highlight the growing demand for our entertainment services from some of Europe and Asia’s largest and most advanced content distributors.”

“With our services now available across Canada, Europe and Asia, we look forward to continuing our momentum globally to serve audiences as well as our distribution, production and marketing partners,” added AMC/Sundance Channel Global senior VP and general manager Harold Gronenthal.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

Menu

Search