MUMBAI: AMC Networks has announced that it has re-branded Chellomedia to ‘AMC Networks International.’ The company acquired Chellomedia, a collection of television networks distributed worldwide, earlier this year. In addition to Chellomedia, ‘AMC Networks International’ will also encompass AMC/Sundance Channel Global, which operates in Europe, Latin America, the Mid-East and Asia.
“Re-naming Chellomedia is a natural next step as we continue to integrate this portfolio of channels and transition of AMC Networks into a global media company,” said AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll.
AMC Networks International consists of six operating units.
AMC Networks International – Asia-Pacific which will be headed by Bruce Tuchman will include channels such as Sundance Channel, MGM Channel, WE TV and JimJam.
In addition, as previously announced, Tuchman will continue to serve as president, AMC/Sundance Channel and MGM Channel Global.
AMC Networks International – Central Europe will be headed by Mike Moriarty. This will include channels such as Sport 1, Sport 2, Sport M, OBN, Minimax, Megamax, Spektrum, Spektrum Home, TV Paprika, Film Mania, Film Cafe, MGM Channel.
AMC Networks International – Iberia will be headed by Eduardo Zulueta. This will include channels such as Canal Hollywood (Spain and Portugal), XTRM, CTK, MGM Channel, Somos, Buzz, Odisea, Odisseia, Natura, Historia (Spain and Portugal), Bio, Crimen + Investigacion, Canal Cocina, Canal Decasa, Sol Musica, Canal Panda (Spain and Portugal), Biggs and Mov.
AMC Networks International – Latin America will be headed by Eduardo Zulueta and will include channels such as MGM Channel, MGM Channel HD, Film & Arts, Europa Europa, elgourmet, Casa Club TV, Cosmopolitan TV, Ella, Canal (a), AM Sports and Reality TV.
AMC Networks International – Zone (EMEA) will be headed by Dermot Shortt. This will include channels such as CBS Reality, CBS Drama, CBS Action, CBS Europa, Horror Channel, Horror Channel Italy, JimJam, JimJam Polsat, Extreme Sports Channel, MGM Channel and Outdoor Channel.
AMC Networks International – DMC will be headed by Mike Moriarty. This is an European-based global media technology and distribution company.