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AMC Africa

Broadcast on: StarSat
Active from: 01 Dec 2014
Active until: 31 Oct 2016
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About

AMC (also known as AMC Africa to distinguish itself from its US counterpart) is a digital satellite television channel which offers a mix of acclaimed movies and premium original series originating from AMC Studios.

AVAILABILITY

StarSat: Channel 115
Bouquet: StarSat Smart, StarSat Super

Formerly: (closed on 31 October, 2016)

DStv: Channel 140
Bouquet: Premium, Extra, Compact, Family, Access, EasyView

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9)

ABOUT

AMC Networks International rebranded the MGM Channel as AMC (also known as AMC Africa to avoid confusion with the American counterpart) from 1 December, 2014, across sub-Saharan Africa.

The African launch was part of the global rollout of AMC and also offered AMC VOD and "TV Everywhere" services to multiple devices. AMC launched with platform partners DStv, StarSat, Zuku and Azam TV.
 
AMC showcases some of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning dramas on U.S. television including The Walking Dead, Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

The channel offers exclusive original series from AMC Studios, including (at launch) the premiere of The Divide, a gritty legal thriller centered on a sensational murder case; and Game of Arms, an unscripted series exploring the highly competitive world of American arm-wrestling.

The channel also features movies from some of the world's biggest film libraries including the MGM library.

With the introduction of AMC to the African market, the aim was to satisfy the local audience's growing appetite for high-quality international content including original series as well as a wide selection of popular Hollywood movies.

Other series to air on the channel include the western Hell on Wheels (which previously aired on FOX in South Africa) and the Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking Dead, which aired within 10 minutes of the US premiere.

AMC Africa was closed to DStv subscribers on 31 October, 2016, but continued to broadcast on StarSat.


Latest Updated Shows

Fear the Walking Dead

Genre: Drama, Horror
Channel: AMC Africa, SundanceTV
Summary: Prequel to The Walking Dead which follows a teacher, a guidance counselor and her two children in the opening stages of the zombie apocalypse.
Starring: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane


Breaking Bad

Genre: Drama
Channel: M-Net Action, AMC Africa, SundanceTV, M-Net Series, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone
Summary: The story of a chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime (specifically dealing methamphetamine) after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul


Into the Badlands

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Miniseries, Fantasy, Thriller
Channel: AMC Africa, SundanceTV
Summary: Set in a future world, this series tells the story of a ruthless warrior and a young boy who embark on a spiritual odyssey across a dangerous land.
Starring: Daniel Wu, Marton Csokas, Aramis Knight


Latest Articles

Indie cool! SundanceTV coming to DStv

23 May 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: DStv
Chipped nail polish, broken dreams and rays of creativity - on the way to Premium.


DStv subscribers lose Fear the Walking Dead

06 Oct 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News
It's the spin-off of one of the most popular cult shows in the world but there's no plan for it after the AMC shutdown.


New HD channels! Bouquet upgrades! Channel closures! MultiChoice gone mad!

27 Sep 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 3 comments
A raft of DStv changes have been announced including 9 new HD channels, a new Explora, channels closing down and more.


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