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AMC Networks signs carriage deal with CNS in Taiwan Team

(16 October 2012 7:34 pm) 


MUMBAI: Sundance Channel and WE tv have secured expanded carriage in Taiwan with CNS, which launched both networks in high definition on 10 October as part of its growing IPTV service.

CNS customers may access the 24/7 linear channels in high definition, with Mandarin subtitles. Sundance Channel is available on Channel 323 and WE tv is available on Channel 314 on CNS.

AMC/Sundance Channel Global President Bruce Tuchman stated, "Today's news marks the continued Asian expansion for Sundance Channel and WE tv in Asia and Taiwan continues to be a significant market and a crucial part of our international growth strategy for both these networks. We're thrilled to launch on CNS and look forward to sharing our hit content with Taiwanese audiences."

The company also announced the hiring of Keith Mak who will oversee affiliate distribution and marketing for Sundance Channel and WE tv in Asia. Based out of Hong Kong, Mak will report to AMC/Sundance Channel Global Executive Vice President, Global Distribution Ed Palluth.

"Keith has a tremendous amount of experience and a proven track record of expanding and developing television brands in Asia. He comes to us equipped with robust knowledge of the Asian TV market and has strong relationships throughout the region," stated Ed Palluth.

"Keith joins AMC/Sundance Channel Global at a critical moment when we are expanding rapidly and are experiencing great momentum. We are thrilled to have him on board and are confident that he will make a strong impact on the growth of Sundance Channel and WE tv in Asia."

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