AMC/Sundance Channel Global and Entertainment One (eOne) announced today that the highly anticipated AMC Networks original series “The Red Road” will premiere exclusively on Sundance Channel internationally on the eve of the Sundance London film and music festival on 24 April. Extending its commitment to showcasing first run original drama, AMC/Sundance Channel Global has secured exclusive rights for the 6×60’ series for Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and key European territories including France, Iberia, Benelux, Poland and CEE.
“The Red Road” star Jason Momoa (“Game of Thrones”) will celebrate the launch next month by attending a European press junket in support of the series.
The acquisition of “The Red Road” complements Sundance Channel’s current line-up of global hits from AMC Networks, including “Rectify,” “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead” and eOne’s “Hell on Wheels,” among other shows. The news follows numerous recent distribution deals internationally for Sundance Channel’s linear and VOD services.
Earlier this year, eOne and AMC Networks signed an exclusive multi-year distribution agreement whereby eOne acquired international distribution rights for original scripted series from U.S. based AMC Networks’ AMC and Sundance Channel, including “The Red Road.”
Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC/Sundance Channel Global, comments, “We are thrilled to add the newest original series from AMC Networks to Sundance Channel’s slate of first run original drama. ‘The Red Road’ is an atmospheric and enthralling series that solidifies Sundance Channel as a destination for high quality independent-minded entertainment across platforms. We’re committed to supporting the growth of the pay-TV industry with distinctive programming and an advanced rights offering that helps operators to attract even more subscribers.”