November 24, 2020 - SatCesc

Telefónica and Hispasat renew their agreement to distribute the AMC Networks channels

The satellite operator will provide spatial capacity to distribute 14 television channels


Hispasat has renewed its agreement with Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA), a company belonging to the Telefónica group that specialises in audiovisual services and solutions, to broadcast the contents of the AMC Networks International channels for Spain and Portugal. The three-year agreement will offer subscribers in these countries 14 channels that belong to AMC Networks International Southern Europe, the largest independent thematic TV channel producer in Spain and Portugal.

Hispasat currently distributes audiovisual contents from its 30º West orbital position to more than 10,000 cable headends, which means that more than 65 million homes receive content thanks to Hispasat’s fleet.

TSA is the company from the Telefónica Group that has been creating broadcasting audiovisual solutions since 1993.

AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) produces and distributes 24 pay TV channels targeted to a wide range of audiences: film and series (AMC, Canal Hollywood, SundanceTV, DARK, XTRM, Somos and Blast); factual (Odisea/Odisseia, HISTORIA, Crime + Investigation and BLAZE); lifestyle (Canal Cocina and Canal Decasa); music (Sol Música) and kids (Canal Panda and Biggs). The unit, headquartered in Madrid, manages all of AMCNI’s operations in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. The company also operates direct to consumer services in Spain: OdiseaVR, Microcanales and Planet Horror.

HISTORIA, BLAZE and Crime + Investigation are produced for Spain and Portugal through The History Channel Iberia, a joint venture between AMCNISE and Hearst. Canal Hollywood, Canal Panda and Biggs are exclusively produced for the Portuguese market through DREAMIA, a joint venture between AMCNISE and NOS. AMCNISE is an operating unit of AMC Networks International, the global division of AMC Networks.


Spanish version: Hispasat renueva la distribución de los canales de AMC Networks