Courtney Thomasma is shifting to a new role as General Manager of AMC+; Matt Graham, has become General Manager of Acorn TV and Sundance Now; and Blake Callaway is now General Manager of IFC, SundanceTV and BBC America.
Courtney Thomasma, Matt Graham and Blake Callaway
AMC Networks announced it has elevated and expanded the roles and responsibilities of three key executives as the company continues its reorientation around its fast-growing targeted streaming services while continuing to serve viewers and derive maximum value from its existing and fully distributed television networks.
Courtney Thomasma, who has a long history of success at AMC Networks and had most recently been Executive Director of BBC America, is shifting to a new role as General Manager of AMC+, the company’s premium streaming bundle. AMC+ includes popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment network and full access to a number of the company’s successful and fast-growing targeted streaming services. She will report to Miguel Penella, AMC Networks’ President of SVOD.
Meanwhile, Matt Graham, currently General Manager of Acorn TV, has added oversight responsibility for the Sundance Now streaming service as its General Manager, now running two of the company’s fast-growing targeted streaming services. He will continue to report to Penella.
Lastly, Blake Callaway, another long-time leader at the company who has been Executive Director of the IFC and SundanceTV television networks, has added oversight of BBC America to his purview as General Manager of all three networks, working closely with partner BBC Studios. He will continue to report to Ed Carroll, Chief Operating Officer of AMC Networks.
“Courtney, Matt and Blake are accomplished leaders who have all made meaningful contributions to the success of our company, particularly through their dynamic oversight of many of our most important brands and businesses. We are pleased to recognize their contributions with these expanded roles, as we continue to reorient our company around our targeted streaming services and delivering our high-quality original content to viewers on an expanding array of platforms,” Carroll commented.