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Leading AMC SVOD platforms rack up over 2MN subs

The targeted SVOD services offer curated content destinations that provide unique viewership experiences for distinct audiences. They include Acorn TV, specialising in mysteries and drama from Britain and beyond; Shudder, serving fans of horror and suspense; Sundance Now, featuring mysteries, dramas and true crime; and UMC, the first streaming destination dedicated to black audiences. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2LPP6eW [photo: Shudder]

International Growth & Streaming Boom Help AMC Networks Grow Revenue & Profit

It particularly noted its success in streaming services, highlighting Acorn TV passing 1M subscribers and Shudder performing well with originals such as Creepshow. In the quarter, the company also announced an agreement with Charter Communications to launch AMC Networks’ full suite of SVOD services as well as AMC Premiere to Charter’s Spectrum customers and struck an international sales deal with Amazon Prime Video for the third series in The Walking Dead universe. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RHL2LL

‘Creepshow’ Renewed for Season 2 at AMC’s Shudder

“’Creepshow’ has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board,” said Shudder general manager Craig Engler. “Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season.” – Will Thorne, Variety » https://trib.al/MBycuiI [photo: Shudder]

AMC Entertainment Introducing On-Demand Movie Service

Adam Aron, AMC’s president and chief executive, said that the AMC Theaters On Demand will offer about 2,000 films for sale or rent after their theatrical runs — much like Amazon or iTunes. Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony and Paramount have made deals with AMC for catalog and new-release movies to be available through the new service, with pricing between $3 to $5.99 to rent and $9.99 to $19.99 to buy. – Dave McNary, Variety » https://trib.al/IXeANnH

AMC Network’s Streaming Service Shudder Snags Globo’s ‘The Night Shifter’

The Night Shifter” turns on morgue employee Stênio (played by Daniel de Oliveira, “The Party”) whose ability to speak with the dead makes for interesting nights. Stenio unleashes a curse that will endanger himself and his family after some conversations with the afterlife inadvertently reveal secrets of his own life. – Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety » https://ift.tt/2NsKUl2

AMC Unveils Answer to MoviePass: $20 Subscription Plan

On Tuesday, the theater chain will begin offering guests the chance to see up to three movies per week for the monthly fee of $19.95. The offering is being run through its loyalty program AMC Stubs, and has been dubbed AMC Stubs A-List. In a clear dig towards MoviePass, a thorn in the exhibition business’ side because of its discounted ticketing, AMC calls its pricing “sustainable.” – Brent Lang, Variety https://ift.tt/2MJCu7Q

MoviePass Cuts Off Some AMC Theaters as Big Picture Plan Comes Into Focus

So, the bigger strategy is coming together: MoviePass wants to strong-arm uncooperative theaters into sharing revenue when it demonstrates increased sales. It wants to own some films that it acquires based on its user data, and it’ll push those films on its app with the highest priority, and ultimately collect TV and streaming revenue on them. And the company hopes to incorporate businesses that are near theaters and promote deals, in a sort of Groupon-for-movie theaters arrangement. – Rhett Jones, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/CcDRo77

AMC launches a $5 per month ad-free TV streaming service — but not for cord cutters

We understand that AMC doesn’t currently have plans to go over-the-top with Premiere — it sees it more as an upgrade option for pay TV customers. But it does plan to bring it to more cable companies, satellite providers and telcos in the future. (Whether or not that means it will eventually cut deals with TV providers like Dish or AT&T, which now operate their own cord-cutter-friendly streaming services, is less clear.) – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch http://ift.tt/2uobelr

Shove it, HBO: AMC refuses to further delay sending shows to Netflix

photo: AMC, Digital Trends

AMC sees things differently. Many of the network’s most popular shows, including Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Mad Men were boosted by their inclusion on services like Netflix — with viewers getting hooked online, then turning to the network for live-to-air shows once they had watched the back catalog of older seasons. With a winning formula that has made AMC one of the most popular cable channels on the block, [AMC CEO Josh Saplan] doesn’t want to change a thing. – Parker Hall, Digital Trends
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