25 SEP 2020

AMC NETWORKS EXPANDS MIGUEL PENELLA ROLE INTO SVOD

Penella will oversee the subscription video-on-demand services portfolio after its components became the second of the company's streamers to reach one million subscribers.

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AMC Networks announced the expansion of Miguel Penella's role as the company decides to name him President of AMC+’s SVOD division. “We look forward to Miguel bringing his vision and deep expertise to AMC+ as we accelerate our ability to serve fans of our shows by embracing the new ways they are consuming our content,“  Ed Carroll, AMC Networks’ COO, said.

Penella will be responsible for overseeing the subscription video-on-demand services portfolio, including Acorn TV, Sundance Now, UMC and Shudder. The establishments recently became the second of the company’s streamers to surpass one million subscribers. 

The company admitted to being working on structural leadership changes, birthing the idea of the promotions. Carrie Gillogly and Emma Miller were named co-heads of AMC scripted series, with the former also retaining her role of SVP of scripted programming and Miller continuing as SVP of scripted development.

Penella joined AMC following its acquisition of Acorn owner RLJ Entertainment in 2018. I look forward to continuing our history of serving distinct audiences with new content that delivers on the promise of the AMC brand to serve existing as well as new fans," he said.

AMC+ includes original series from AMC and sister networks, ad-free with early premieres on-demand. It’ is currently accessible through Comcast Xfinity and Xfinity, Dish Network, and Sling TV. “AMC+ is a collection of unique, premium content brands, centered around a legacy of groundbreaking and quality storytelling that connects with audiences, and it represents a tremendous growth opportunity for AMC Networks,” said Penella.

 

We look forward to Miguel bringing his vision and deep expertise to AMC+ as we accelerate our ability to serve fans of our shows by embracing the new ways they are consuming our content.” Ed Carroll COO, AMC Networks