Sundance Channel coming to Turkey, Poland


AMC/Sundance Channel Global has slowly been working its way through Europe, with carriage deals in Spain and Romania recently.

Now the channel is heading to Turkey following what he network calls a "landmark carriage deal" that will see a local version of Sundance Channel taken into the country.

Digiturk, Turkey's biggest direct to home platform, will host the channel and will be the first time the people of Turkey have access to Sundance. The global company also announced that it will be entering Poland, via Cyfrowy Polast and Toya.

"Our partnership with these major platforms is a significant achievement in expanding Sundance Channel’s presence and audience throughout the globe," said AMC/Sundance Channel Global president Bruce Tuchman. "We continue to experience strong demand for Sundance Channel’s distinctive HD film and TV programming."

Digiturk's offering will be a localized, 24/7 offering, as well as a video-on-demand service. In Poland, Cyfrowy Polast will offer a localized 24/7 channel, while cable company Toya also puts out a 24/7 channel, as well as a VOD service.

AMC/Sundance also has deals in Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Romania and Portugal.

No word on what Robert Redford, the founder of Sundance Channel, thinks about all this global expansion.



Written by: Hamatosan
Nov 26th, 2012, 6:11 am

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