AMC Networks International – Central Europe (AMCNI-CE) has acquired the Czech and Slovak Film+ channel from IKO Media Group for an undisclosed fee.

With Film+, AMCNI-CE’s film channel portfolio in the Czech Republic will exceed a monthly average reach of 900.000, with further growth expected this year.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mike Moriarty, MD, AMCNI-CE, said: “Our main goal with this acquisition is to strengthen our channel portfolio in these two vibrant markets.

“We recently launched the film and series channel AMC in the CE region, including the Czech and Slovak territories, with premium content such as the AMC-produced series Halt and Catch Fire and The Divide. Through adding Film+, with its award-winning international and local content, we will be offering a strong, multi-channel film portfolio to our distribution partners.”

Evzen Chlanda, country manager, AMCNI-CE, added: “With this improved film portfolio, we will be able to address local market needs and reach out to a very wide target audience. Both to the younger audiences, aged 18-39 with AMC, and also to the important 45-54 age group with Film+.”