AMC announces new exclusive global acquisitions for Sundance

DetailsJoseph O'Halloran | 24 March 2015

Aiming to raise the bar further on its content proposition AMC Networks International has acquired a range of first run original series and miniseries to fuel growth across Sundance Channel Global.

AMClatamThe new series will run across Sundance's linear and authenticated video-on-demand (VOD) and TV everywhere (TVE) services and comes hot on the heels of the recent announcement that AMC Global acquired exclusive international television rights to broadcast and premiere a companion series of the hit show The Walking Dead.

The new programming will include the second season of the original series The Red Road (6 x 60') which has been acquired from Entertainment One (eOne) as a first window for Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and key European territories including France, Iberia, Benelux, Poland and CEE. It will debut less than 24 hours after its premiere in the US. Sundance has also picked up the political thriller The Honourable Woman (8 x 60') starring Maggie Gyllenhaal which has been acquired from BBC Worldwide and will premiere as a first window in Asia (except a second window run in Thailand). Also premiering exclusively in Asia will be the period drama based on one of the world's most notorious crimes, The Great Train Robbery (2 x 90'), acquired from Content Media, and which will premiere on eOne in the Dutch Benelux.

Commenting on the deals, Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global, said: "These new acquisitions further highlight our commitment to providing distinctive, compelling first run original programming for Sundance Channel audiences worldwide. Alongside our other global hits from AMC Networks, this diverse range of series will help to increase the momentum of our successful international growth strategy. We'll continue to offer exclusive original series combined with independent films and documentaries fresh from some of the biggest and most prestigious festivals around the world."