IFC (U.S. TV channel)
(Media and Entertainment)
Sundance Channel (United States)
(Media and Entertainment)
Dish Network
Robert Redford
(Movies & TV)
Ray Liotta
(Movies & TV)

See also

AMC Networks

Knowledge Identifier: &AMC_Networks


AMC Networks

Entertainment company in the United States that owns the cable channels AMC, IFC, WE tv, and Sundance Channel add

Category: Business (999)

Founded in 1980.

Countries: United States (88%), (8%), United Kingdom (4%)

Main connections: Cablevision, IFC (U.S. TV channel), Sundance Channel (United States)

Linked to: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, Inc.,, Dish Network




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The company was originally launched in 1980 and formerly known as "'Rainbow Media Holdings, LLC"', a subsidiary of Cablevision, but was spun off as a publicly traded company in July 2011 add something


When Rainbow was formed in the 1980, it originally included Bravo and SportsChannel New York add something


Rainbow originally started the Playboy Channel in 1982 as a joint-venture with Playboy, Cablevision would later sell its share back to Playboy add something


The company had founded Orlando, Florida station WRBW in 1994, which it eventually sold to Chris-Craft in 1998; it was affiliated with the since-defunct UPN, which Chris-Craft owned half of at the time add something


Sundance Channel (United States) - After negotiations during 1994 broke down to turn Robert Redford into a partner in &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)) Networks predecessor &Rainbow_Media (AMC_Networks)'s Independent Film Channel, Redford launched Sundance Channel in February 1996 as a joint venture between Showtime Networks , Universal Studios, and Redford


Rainbow ran the local-minded MSG Metro Channels which launched in 1998, before folding them in late 2005 add something


IFC (U.S. TV channel) - The Canadian version of the Independent Film Channel launched on August 15, 2001 under the ownership of Salter Street Films, under a brand licensing agreement with &Rainbow_Media (AMC_Networks)


In 2005, Cablevision considered spinning off its content subsidiary Rainbow Media as a publicly traded company, and making their core cable business private, but withdrew the plan add something


In 2006, a new plan emerged to privatize all of Cablevision, including Rainbow Media add something


In January 2007, with no word on if the privatization would go through, Liberty Media expressed interest in acquiring Rainbow Media from Cablevision add something


IFC (U.S. TV channel) - AMC Networks cited the removal as being related to a breach of contract lawsuit filed against Dish Network by the channel's former parent Rainbow Media's Voom HD Networks in 2008 for improperly terminating its carriage contract; Dish Network denied that the lawsuit had any relation to the decision to remove AMC and its sister channels and that it ended the carriage agreement on its own terms


IFC (U.S. TV channel) - In 2008, &Rainbow_Media (AMC_Networks) acquired competing independent film service Sundance Channel from Robert Redford and Showtime Networks


Sundance Channel (United States) - The acquisition of Sundance Channel by &Rainbow_Media (AMC_Networks) was completed in June 2008


Rainbow Media formerly owned the music channel Fuse; the channel became a part of MSG Media in 2010, as Madison Square Garden was spun-off as a public company add something


Bloody Disgusting - In 2011, Bloody Disgusting partnered with AMC Networks and The Collective to create a distribution company named Bloody Disgusting Selects, releasing genre films in AMC theaters and on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD platforms


AMC (TV channel) - In 2011, Rainbow Media was spun off from Cablevision as a separate company named after the network called AMC Networks, though Cablevision founder Charles Dolan and his family continue to retain a controlling interest in the company


Sundance Channel (United States) - On July 1, 2011, &Rainbow_Media (AMC_Networks) was spun off from Cablevision into a separate company, which was renamed &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)) Networks


Cablevision - On July 1, 2011, Cablevision spun off its subsidiary, formerly known as Rainbow Media LLC, into a new company named AMC Networks


IFC (U.S. TV channel) - On July 1, 2011, Rainbow Media was spun off from Cablevision into a separate company, which was renamed AMC Networks


On May 4, 2012, Dish Network announced that it would no longer carry the &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)) Networks family of cable channels upon the expiration of the satellite provider's distribution agreement with the company at the end of June 2012, citing that AMC Networks charged an excessive amount in retransmission consent payments from the service for their carriage and low audience viewership for the channels add something


On July 1, 2012, Dish Network dropped &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)), WEtv, and IFC from the channel line-up altogether add something


On July 12, 2012, &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)) said in an e-mailed statement that it would stream over the Internet the season premiere of "Breaking Bad" to DISH customers add something


On February 2, 2014, the transaction was completed add something


In 2015, &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)) Networks, along with Upfront Ventures, Daher Capital, Northgate Ventures, invested a round of funding in the Latin YouTube network MiTĂș add something


The Weinstein Company - Goldman Sachs' stake in the library was purchased by AMC Networks in 2015


Ray Liotta - Since June 2015, Liotta narrates the AMC (AMC_Networks) docu-series "The Making of the Mob"


In 2016, &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)) Networks finalized a partnership agreement with former BET founder Robert L. Johnsons RLJ Company add something


Star Wars - On January 26, 2016, Variety reported that Disney executives were meeting with cable outlets Turner, &FX_Networks (FX_(TV_channel)), Viacom, NBCUniversal, A&E Networks and AMC Networks to have a discussion on purchasing the free-TV rights to the first six "Star Wars" movies


Chello Zone - On 25 April 2016, AMC Networks had bought their first music channel in the UK, Vintage TV.


IFC (U.S. TV channel) - On November 15, 2016, AMC Networks acquired a minority stake in comedy video website and film and television production company Funny or Die, with plans to integrate it with IFC. On April 27, 2018, the company later acquired a majority stake in comedy venue operator Levity Live


Cablevision - Altice's contract to carry AMC Networks group of channel expires on December 31, 2016 and the two sides have yet to come to an agreement


Anna Chlumsky - On June 9, 2017 AMC Networks announced that Chlumsky would appear in the fourth season of "Halt and Catch Fire"


Joe Bob Briggs - In 2018, the horror-themed subscription video on demand service Shudder, owned and operated by &AMC (AMC_Networks), signed Joe Bob for a new series "The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs", which premiered as a 13-film marathon on July 13th, 2018


On April 27, 2018, the company, as the owner of IFC, acquired a majority stake in comedy venue operator Levity Live add something