BRUSSELS, 30 May 2016. The Association of Commercial Television in Europe(ACT) is delighted to welcome AMC Networks International and Fox Networks Group as new members.
Commenting on the new membership, Grégoire Polad, ACT Director General, stated: "We are delighted to welcome AMC Networks International and Fox Networks Group as new members of ACT. A wide and unified voice is essential to demonstrate the importance of commercial broadcasting for investing, promoting and distributing Europe’s creative and cultural works; particularly at this critical time when key legislation for our sector is being shaped and revised”.
AMC Networks International is the global division of AMC Networks and delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming to worldwide audiences. It consists of the global brands Sundance Channel and AMC, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres. AMC Global is known for series such as ‘Fear the Walking Dead’, ‘Halt and Catch Fire’, and ‘Into the Badlands’, among many others.
Rutger Andrée Wiltens, General Counsel AMC Networks International, stated, “We are delighted to be joining ACT, an association that has made a tremendously positive impact on commercial TV in Europe. We are in terrific company with other broadcasters and look forward to our future involvement”.
Fox Networks Group develop, produce and distribute 300+ wholly and majority-owned entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, including the core channel brands; FOX, FOX Sports and National Geographic Channel.
Gabriella Dore, EVP General Counsel, Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa, said, “At Fox Networks Group, our world class channels & content brings some of the best entertainment first to millions of viewers throughout Europe. It is important therefore we have an active and collaborative relationship with the media industry across the region and we look forward to working with ACT, and our fellow media companies, over the coming months”.
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The European commercial TV sector is a major success story. We entertain and inform hundreds of millions of EU citizens each week. We are a high growth sector which delivers substantial value to EU citizens, for instance delivering plurality in news provision across the EU. The Association of Commercial Television in Europe represents the interests of leading commercial broadcasters in 37 European countries. The ACT member companies finance, produce, promote and distribute content and services benefiting millions of Europeans across all platforms. At ACT we believe that the healthy and sustainable commercial broadcasting sector has an important role to play in the European economy, society and culture. Our role is to protect and to promote the interests of the European private broadcasters. We engage with the EU institutions to achieve a balanced and appropriate regulatory framework which will encourage further investment and growth in our sector. This will allow the commercial audiovisual industry to continue to do what we do best – getting great content to viewers.
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About AMC Networks International
AMC Networks International (AMCNI), the global division of AMC Networks, delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming that reaches subscribers in more than 140 countries and territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. AMCNI consists of global brands, Sundance Channel and AMC, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres. For more information, visit: www.amcnetworks.com/amcni. Read more
About Fox Networks Group
Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). FNG consists of Fox Television Group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; Fox Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks; Fox Sports Media Group, National Geographic Partners, and Fox Networks Group Europe, Asia and Latin America. Together these units create, program and distribute on a global basis much of the world’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming. Read more
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