The CEO of AMC Networks says the company has “no intention of going over the top” and is happy with the ecosystem it’s in. Multichannel News reports that Josh Sapan made the comments during a discussion with the publication’s editor-in-chief, Mark Robichaux, at NYC Television Week.
Said Sapan: “We live and thrive and feed off the eco-systems of MVPDs. … Our best preparation is to have the stuff that people want to watch the most. Today, we have no intention of going over the top. We think being in this ecosystem is a wonderful place.”
AMC does offer programming to consumers via Netflix and other streaming services, and through its own TV app, the report notes. But it is stopping short of going the route HBO and CBS have taken by offering an OTT service directly to viewers.
“Sapan said while the landscape is changing as viewers find new ways to view content either on their phones, laptops, tablets or TVs, it is still the content providers’ mission to develop ‘shows and brands that mean an awful lot to the people that like them,’” the report adds.