AMC Networks International (AMCNI) will launch five channels with beIN in 21 countries on August 1.
The partnership will see the entertainment channel AMC become exclusively available to beIN subscribers in the MENA region in HD, while the four other channels – CBS Reality, Extreme Sports Channel, Outdoor Channel and pre-school channel JimJam – will be newly localised.
Commenting on the development, Ed Palluth, executive VP of global distribution, AMCNI, said: “We are very excited to launch five of our premium channels on the beIN platform in the Middle East. This agreement allows AMCNI to further expand our footprint and strengthen many of our international brands. We look forward to bringing beIN viewers our newest original series ‘The Terror,’ where it will join a lineup of outstanding, dramatic and bold programming on AMC.”
Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN Media Group, added: “beIN’s foray into entertainment content has been extremely successful as the platform has been able to attract a number of high quality global and premium content partners during the course of the last few months. Partnering with AMCNI is yet another important milestone for beIN. This new offering from AMCNI brings unique, high quality and diverse content for beIN subscribers. This partnership helps us further consolidate beIN’s position as the leading pay TV network in MENA.”