Named Selekt, it will be available at no additional cost for subscribers to Vodafone TV and Orange TV, offering premieres, original productions, exclusive programming and simulcasts showcasing the best in film, series, documentaries, lifestyle, children’s content and music.
Commenting on the development, Manuel Balsera, MD of AMCNISE, said: “In today’s dynamic media landscape, where viewers spend more time choosing what to watch, we are launching this new general-interest channel so that they can easily discover and enjoy the best of pay television. We are delighted that Vodafone TV and Orange TV, two of our key partners, are including SELEKT in their offering”.
Ignacio García-Legaz, director of Vodafone TV, added: “Selekt is the ideal complement to our TV portfolio at a time of high viewing figures and a growing number of offerings. This channel is an opportunity to bolster pay-TV in Spain over free-to-air options, while at the same time delivering content to Vodafone users that might not be part of their subscription package”.
José Antonio Guzmán, head of strategy and negotiation at Orange TV, welcomed “this general-interest channel on Orange TV, offering the highest quality premium pay-TV content in one place. Orange TV subscribers will be able to enjoy the best showcase of the wide variety of content from AMC Networks’ channels, part of Orange TV’s broad range of movies, series and entertainment for the whole family. For us, this is a further step in strengthening our product portfolio in partnership with AMC Network”.
Selekt’s line-up will feature content and formats from AMC Networks’ 11 thematic channels, namely AMC, Canal Hollywood, SundanceTV, DARK, Somos, XTRM, Odisea, Canal Cocina, Canal Decasa, Canal Panda and Sol Música. Its programming will be scheduled in blocks to suit the viewing habits and preferences of pay-TV audiences.
As previously reported by Broadband TV News, AMCNISE and Orange launched a VOD service named AMC Selekt in Spain in March last year.