The deal with eOne is AMC and Sundance Channel’s first exclusive international output partnership for scripted content. The parties already have a relationship with eOne the studio and international distributor behind AMC’s Hell On Wheels, and along with Fox International Channels, it’s the international distributor on The Walking Dead. The first series eOne will distribute internationally under the new pact are Halt & Catch Fire, a 1980s-set drama about the personal computing boom with Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy and Mackenzie Davis; Turn, a period drama based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington Spies and starring Jamie Bell; and The Red Road, about a local cop (Martin Henderson) struggling to keep his family together while policing two clashing communities. Click over for details:
London/Toronto – September 5, 2013 – Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) announced today it has signed an exclusive multi-year distribution agreement whereby eOne will handle international distribution for all original scripted series from U.S. based AMC Networks’ AMC and Sundance Channel. Additionally, Sundance Channel Global, the international arm of AMC Networks, plans to carry select series from the eOne output agreement on its networks.
This pact represents AMC and Sundance Channel’s first exclusive international output partnership for scripted content and enhances the growing relationship between the two companies. eOne is the studio and international distributor behind the AMC series Hell on Wheels, and along with Fox International Channels, the international distributor for the zombie-phenomenon, The Walking Dead.
“AMC and Sundance Channel have evolved into some of the world’s most successfully branded cable networks, each with an exceptional slate of high-quality programming” said John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television. “We’re thrilled to be expanding our relationship with AMC Networks and are honored to have been chosen as their major international distributor.”
Ed Carroll, AMC Networks COO, stated, “AMC Networks has enjoyed a successful partnership with eOne on our series Hell on Wheels, and as one of the distributors on The Walking Dead. We look forward to expanding the relationship and feel confident eOne is the right company to distribute our high quality content.”
In addition to AMC’s Hell on Wheels, eOne’s current scripted series include Discovery Channel’s highly-anticipated foray into scripted television Klondike, a mini-series co-produced by Discovery, eOne, and Nomadic Pictures in association with Scott Free Television; Rookie Blue on ABC and Shaw; suspense-drama Rogue, starring Thandie Newton, for DIRECTV; Call Me Fitz on DIRECTV and HBO Canada; preschool-phenom Peppa Pig on Nick Jr., and, among many others.
Through strong relationships with broadcasters and content providers, eOne Television International has successfully sold eOne’s original and third-party productions to over 500 broadcasters in 150 countries, including key US networks and international pay TV channels.