In a Q4 earnings report released Friday morning, AMC
Networks noted growth of 157% year over year across its streaming services. AMC
Networks owns AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, and ALLBLK.
President and Chief Executive Officer Josh Sapan said that
streaming is the most significant area of growth for the company.
The company launched AMC+ in the summer of 2020 and made distribution
deals for the bundled service with Comcast, DISH Network and Sling TV and
AT&T’s DIRECTV platforms, as well as on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple
TV Channels and Roku’s distribution platforms.
The AMC+ bundle includes hit series from AMC, horror content
from Shudder, originals and exclusives from Sundance Now, indie films from IFC,
“2020 was a year of strong performance for AMC
Networks, as we continued to transform our company while successfully
navigating what has been a uniquely challenging and uncertain operating
environment,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Josh Sapan in a
statement. “AMC Networks is now the worldwide leader in targeted streaming
and, with the addition of our new AMC+ premium bundled offering, streaming is
now the most significant growth area of our company. Our distribution
relationships are strong, now supported by our streaming offerings, with our
ability to complete several renewals in 2020 underscoring the continued
strength and attractive value of our linear cable channels.”