AMC enters international distribution agreement with Amazon

Earlier this month, AMC Networks announced its third-quarter operating income rose 30.9%. (AMC Studios)

AMC Studios has signed a new distribution agreement with Amazon Prime Video that will allow the service to show AMC series to subscribers across 28 countries and territories.

The exclusive first window deal will distribute AMC Studios shows including “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Into the Badlands” in countries including Australia, Germany, Italy, India, and Japan. First show up with be “The Terror,” an upcoming Ridley Scott-produced series based on a sci-fi book by Dan Simmons about an 1847 Arctic expedition gone awry.

“This is another step in our efforts to extend the selection of premium TV shows available to Prime Video members worldwide. We are thrilled to bring new shows from AMC, starting with The Terror, to our Prime members around the world,” said Brad Beale, vice president worldwide television acquisition at Amazon Prime Video, in a statement.

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“This agreement underscores the high global demand for AMC’s must-have content and franchises and enables us to bring our popular shows to a wide global audience,” said Rick Olshansky, president of business operations at AMC Studios, in a statement.

RELATED: AMC Networks’ Q3 operating income spikes 31%

Earlier this month, AMC Networks announced its quarterly results. The company’s third-quarter operating income rose 30.9% to $153 million as the programmer’s net revenues increased 2.1% to $648 million.

The company said the increase in net revenues was due to 3% growth at national networks and a decrease of $1 million at international and other. The operating income increase was due to an increase of 29.1% at national networks partially offset by an increase of $2 million in operating loss at international and other.

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