Sarah Barnett has been named as President and General Manager of BBC America as joint venture partner AMC Networks puts its stamp on the channel.
AMC Networks has entered into a new and long-term partnership with BBC Worldwide. Under it, the company will acquire a 49.9% equity stake in the cable channel BBC America for $200 million, with BBC Worldwide retaining 50.1%.
AMC Networks has promoted Elana Mandelup to VP, corporate communications. Based in New York, Mandelup reports to Georgia Juvelis, SVP, corporate communications.
There is, according to Josh Sapan, President and CEO, AMC Networks, no greater honour than seeing your show being parodied. It is, he told executives at Cable Congress in Amsterdam, an indicator that shows such as Mad Men or The Walking Dead are getting into the cultural conversation.
AMC Networks has announced the completion of its acquisition of substantially all of Liberty Global’s Chellomedia for €750 million.