AMC Networks exceeds earnings expectations
AMC Networks has released its Q1 2017 financial report, showing that it experienced an increase in net revenue of 1.9% ($14 million) to $720 million over the first quarter of 2016.
“AMC Networks is off to a solid start in 2017 with revenue growth and significant free cash flow generation in the first quarter that sets the stage for continued progress for the remainder of the year,” said president and CEO Josh Sapan in the report.
He cited BBC America’s Planet Earth II and WE tv’s Mama June among the programs that are attracting passionate fans, critical attention, and are breaking through a crowded environment.
“Our disciplined approach to investing in high-quality content is building our brands and positioning us well with advertisers and both traditional and new distribution platforms,” he said.
Operating income was $232 million, a decrease of 10.5% ($27 million), versus the prior year period.
Lifetime greenlights beauty blogger competition series, Glam Masters
A+E Networks-owned Lifetime has greenlit the new competition series, Glam Masters, from Kim Kardashian West.
Each episode will feature four beauty bloggers who will go head-to-head to show they have the talent it takes to be the next big name in the beauty world, all while facing expert judges who will critique their work. The winner each week will qualify to advance to the semi-finals where the best will battle it out for one of three spots in the Tournament of Masters finale. In the end, only one of these beauty bloggers will get to claim the title of Glam Master.
Show creator and host of Style Lab, Diana Madison, executive produces alongside West. Glam Masters is produced by Shed Media for Lifetime and will start production this summer.
The Art Show come to Sky Arts this summer
The new eight-part series, The Art Show, will air on the UK arts channel Sky Arts early this summer.
From UK media company Infinity Creative Media, the show (pictured) offers viewers an insight into the world of art from around the globe.
The series is a selection of films from locations such as Japan, Mexico, India, Italy and North America. Each week, The Art Show features a weekend spent in eight cities of art which include: Venice, Barcelona, Mexico City, Beijing and Istanbul, where the presenters seek out seminal works of the past to show how they reflect history as much as contemporary art reflects today. They will also see new works being created and talk to famous artists.