AMC Networks

AMC Networks Inc. is an American entertainment company headquartered in 11 Penn Plaza, New York.[3]

AMC Networks Inc.
FormerlyRainbow Media Holdings, LLC (1980–2011)
FoundedFebruary 29, 1980; 42 years ago (1980-02-29)
HeadquartersNew York, U.S.
Key people
  • Streaming Services
  • Cable Channels
  • Production Studio
  • Independent film Distribution
Revenue US$2.971 billion (2018)[1]
US$726 million (2018)[1]
US$446 million (2018)[1]
OwnerDolan family (67% voting power)[2]
Number of employees
2,197 (Feb 2014)[1]
DivisionsAMC Networks International
SubsidiariesIFC Films
RLJE Films
Sentai Filmworks

AMC Networks owns and operates the eponymous cable channel and its siblings, IFC, We TV, and Sundance TV; the art house movie theater IFC Center in New York City; the independent film companies IFC Films and RLJE Films; the anime licensor Sentai Filmworks; the premium subscription streaming services AMC+, IFC Films Unlimited, Acorn TV, Allblk, Shudder, Sundance Now and HIDIVE; and a minority interest in leading Canadian production studio Shaftesbury Films.

The company operates in Europe & Latin America through its international division, AMC Networks International. Through joint ventures with BBC Studios, the company manages BBC America and BBC World News cable channels in the US. Due to this relationship, AMC Networks additionally maintains a minority share in the US operations of the British-TV streaming service BritBox, a joint venture between the BBC and ITV plc.

The company was originally launched in 1980 and formerly known as Rainbow Media Holdings, LLC (or alternately Rainbow Programming Holdings), a subsidiary of Cablevision, but was spun off as a publicly traded company in July 2011. The company is majority-owned and controlled by the Dolan family.[2]

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