beIN to Launch Five Exciting Channels
AMC will be available exclusively on beIN, with CBS Reality, Extreme Sports Channel,
Outdoor Channel and Pre-school Channel JimJam completing the line-up
beIN and AMC Networks International (AMCNI) today announced the launch of five channels on 1 August. The partnership will see entertainment channel AMC become exclusively available to beIN subscribers in Middle East and North Africa in HD. Four other, newly localised premium AMCNI channels will also launch on the platform including CBS Reality, Extreme Sports Channel, Outdoor Channel and pre-school channel JimJam.
AMCNI also announced the acquisition of AMC Studios’ upcoming anthology drama series “The Terror,” an adaption of the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons, to premiere exclusively on AMC in territories worldwide, including the MENA region in 2017.
Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO of beIN MEDIA GROUP, stated, ”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.”
Ed Palluth, Executive Vice President of Global Distribution, AMC Networks International commented on the new partnership: “We are very excited to launch five of our premium channels on the beIN platformin the Middle East. This agreement allows AMCNI to further expand our footprint and strengthen many of our international brands.” Palluth continued, “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.”
The 10-episode drama “The Terror” is produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 in association with AMC Studios. The series will premiere globally within minutes of broadcast on AMC U.S. “The Terror” is distributed internationally by AMC Studios.
Written by David Kajganich (“True Story,” “A Bigger Splash”), who will also serve as co- showrunner with Soo Hugh (“The Whispers,” “The Killing”), the series is set in 1847, when a Royal Naval expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage is attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships and their crew in a suspenseful and desperate game of survival.
Executive producers are Ridley Scott (“The Good Wife,” “The Man in the High Castle”) and David W. Zucker (“The Good Wife,” “The Man in the High Castle”) of Scott Free, Alexandra Milchan (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Scott Lambert (“Paranoia”), both of whom are principals at Emjag Productions, and Guymon Casady (“Game of Thrones,” “Steve Jobs”) of Entertainment 360, the content arm of Management 360.
AMC offers acclaimed movies and premium original series. The channel has produced some of the most awarded and critically acclaimed hit drama series of our time. AMC’s upcoming highlights for the MENA region include AMC original productions “Fear the Walking Dead” seasons 1 and 2, “Game of Arms,” “4th and Loud” and “The Night Manager” which has recently been nominated to multiple Emmy awards.
CBS Reality is a joint venture channel between CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International – UK. It features compelling documentaries and hard-hitting real life dramas. Extreme Sports Channel is the TV destination for the world’s most thrilling and inspirational lifestyle, adventure and action sports while Outdoor Channel offers a stunning line-up of original, true HD content dedicated to traditional outdoor activities, from fishing to hunting, and off-road driving to wilderness adventure. Pre-school channel JimJam completes the portfolio offered to beIN subscribers.
JimJam is the ideal companion to parenting, providing a stimulating, fun and safe environment for young children. Its high quality programming stars some of the world’s best-loved pre-school TV characters, including Thomas & Friends™; Bob the Builder™; Pingu™; Barney™; Angelina Ballerina™ and Fireman Sam™.