AMC (TV channel)

AMC is an American multinational basic cable television channel that is the flagship property of AMC Networks. The channel's programming primarily consists of theatrically released films, along with a limited amount of original programming. The channel's name originally stood for "American Movie Classics", but since 2002 the full name has been de-emphasized as a result of a major shift in its programming.[1][2]

CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaUnited States
HeadquartersNew York, New York, U.S.
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 480i letterboxed for the SDTV feed)
OwnerAMC Networks
Sister channelsBBC America
Sundance TV
LaunchedOctober 1, 1984; 37 years ago (1984-10-01)
Former namesAmerican Movie Classics (1984–2002)

As of July 2015, AMC was received by approximately 94,832,000 households in the United States that subscribe to a pay television service (81.5% of U.S. households with at least one television set).[3] In March 2015, Dish Network's Sling TV announced it would soon begin making AMC channels available to cord cutters, including AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, and We TV.[4][5][6]

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