AMC Networks Inc. has been an innovator in television programming and entertainment for 31 years. AMC Networks (formerly Rainbow Media Holdings) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films.
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series - Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience celebrates great stories. AMC's origin l stories include the critically acclaimed dramas Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and The Killing. AMC launched in 1984 as American Movie Classics.
IFC creates and champions authentic, original content that is "Always On. Slightly Off." Since 1994, IFC has cultivated television programming that challenges the conventions of storytelling. Today, IFC continues to embrace content with an indie perspective. Original series - headlined by brand-defining scripted and sketch comedy such as Onion News Network and Portlandia - air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and cult TV shows. IFC’s long and short-form original content inspired by music, web, gaming, animation, news, and culture is available on multiple platforms.
Sundance Channel is the destination for What’s Next, Now. Showcasing both today’s creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells credible, authentic and emotionally immersive stories of invention, fashion, film, travel, design and enterprise. The network’s originals include the social media phenomenon Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and All on the Line starring Joe Zee. Launched in 1996, the network provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity. Sundance Channel was acquired by Rainbow Media in 2008.
WE tv is the women’s network devoted to the wild ride of relationships during life’s defining moments. The original series and hit wedding shows, including Braxton Family Values, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, underscore the network’s brand position and tagline, Life As WE Know It, which signifies the connection that women share based on similar life experiences. WE tv launched in 1997 and was originally branded Romance Classics.
IFC Films consists of multiple brands that are devoted to bringing the best of specialty films to the largest possible audience: Sundance Selects, IFC Films, IFC Midnight, IFC Productions, IFC Center and SundanceNow. IFC Films pioneered a distribution model that makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on demand. All three of their distribution labels currently utilize this unique model: Sundance Selects, a leading U.S. distributor of prestige films that focuses on American independents, documentaries and world cinema; IFC Films, a leading U.S. distributor of high profile talent-driven independent film; and IFC Midnight,a leading U.S. distributor of genre entertainment, including horror, science-fiction, thrillers, erotic art house, action and more. The division also operates IFC Productions, a feature film production company that provides financing for select independent film projects; IFC Center, a five screen, state-of-the-art cinema in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village; and SundanceNow, an online destination where consumers can rent or buy the best in contemporary and classic independent films from all over world. – less