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AMC, Sundance Channel expand in Mexico

AMC Networks International Latin America has expanded its cable channels AMC and Sundance Channel in Mexico.
November 10, 2014

AMC Networks International Latin America has expanded AMC and Sundance Channel in Mexico.

Rebranding its MGM Channel as AMC, the company said it has doubled its distribution thanks to an agreement with PCTV, an association of hundreds of cable systems through Mexico, although exact numbers were not disclosed.

AMC and Sundance Channel are now broadcasting as 24-hour linear channels with VOD, via Megacable in Guadalajara and Grupo Hevi’s Telecable, and will also launch on Televisa Telecom’s all pay-TV platforms.

Televisa owns the country’s largest pay-TV operator, DTH platform Sky Mexico and the Cablevision, Cablemas, Cablevision Monterrey and Izzi cable systems. A separate agreement with IPTV provider Total Play will provide Mexico City residents with both brands.

Gustavo Lopez, AMC Networks International Latin America’s VP of distribution, brokered the deals.

In a statement, AMC Networks International Latin America and Iberia MD Eduardo Zulueta said the pay-TV platform agreements reflect “the growing demand for AMC, Sundance Channel and Elgourmet in the region.

“We have just doubled the distribution of our channels in Mexico and have ambitious growth plans for the rest of Latin America. Our commitment to the region is firm and is emphasized by the improvement in our offer of globally renowned and locally relevant channels.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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