AMC Networks is rebranding Chellomedia as AMC Networks International (AMCNI), following its US$1 billion acquisition of the TV company earlier this year.
AMCNI will also encompass AMC/Sundance Channel Global, which operates in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.
“Re-naming Chellomedia is a natural next step as we continue to integrate this portfolio of channels and transition AMC Networks into a global media company,” said AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll in a statement.
In February, AMC struck a deal with Liberty Global to acquire the Chellomedia portfolio of lifestyle and factual channels that broadcast in some 390 million households worldwide.
AMCNI comprises six operating units: Asia-Pacific, Central Europe, Iberia, Latin America, Zone (EMEA) and DMC, the latter of which is a European-based global media technology and distribution company.
The channels reach subscribers in more than 140 countries and territories and include global brands Sundance Channel and MGM Channel.