AMC Networks has expanded carriage of Sundance Channel and WE tv across Asia and acquired new programming for both networks that will roll out across Europe and Asia in 2012 and 2013.
In South Korea, Sundance Channel will launch on SK broadband as a 24/7 HD linear IPTV offering with Korean subtitles, and WE tv will launch on Taiwanese women’s lifestyle net Vee Time’s IPTV platform Vee TV as a 24/7, HD/SD linear offering with Mandarin subtitles.
In terms of new factual programming, Sundance Channel will present coverage of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in May, to be produced by 3DD Entertainment, as well as coverage of South Korea’s Busan Film Festival in October, which will be produced by activeTV.
WE tv in Asia has acquired the fourth season of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (12 x 60 minutes), which follows hairstylist entrepreneur Tabatha Coffey as she attempts to turn around struggling salons. Premiere rights were acquired through a deal with Shine International.