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BBC America Now Controlled By U.S. Cable Operator AMC

  • Guardian, Friday, October 24, 2014 7:01 AM

The US cable TV broadcaster behind shows including Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead has acquired a 49.9% stake in BBC America for $200m (£125m). BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of Britain’s public broadcaster, which owns BBC America, will cede operational control of the cable channel to AMC. AMC will take over the affiliate and advertising sales of BBC America, which broadcasts shows including Doctor Who, Luther and Broadchurch, but will run the channel in line with the corporation’s editorial standards.

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