Chellomedia launches Sundance Channel
10.08 Europe/London, January 31, 2012 By Robert Briel


Chellomedia has announced that it will add Sundance Channel to its portfolio in the Netherlands as of March 1.

The channel will be part of the Film1 portfolio of premium channels. Sundance Channel will feature a diverse selection of independent films, documentaries and original programmes.

The subtitled channel will be available in both HD and SD on cable and satellite platforms throughout the Netherlands. Selected Sundance content will also be available on the Film1 VOD service.

As a result of the new agreement, the Film1 portfolio of movies will increase with around 300 on a yearly basis, while the number of on-demand content will grow from an average of 140 titles per month to around 250.

Bruce Tuchman, president, AMC/Sundance Channel Global, said in a statement, “As a leading global provider and packager of independent content, we look forward to partnering with Chellomedia which will allow us to reach nearly universal penetration of the Dutch market and bring significant new value to Film 1 subscribers and consumers across the Netherlands.”

Sundance Channel was established by Robert Redford and offers audiences a diverse selection of independent films, documentaries and original programmes. Film1/Sundance Channel SD and HD will be available as a 24/7 linear channel and selected programming also on Film1 VOD.

The announcement of the cooperation between Chellomedia and Sundance follows recent new carriage agreements across Europe for the independent film channel.