SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 19, 2021
Commission File Number: 1-35106
AMC Networks Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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incorporation or organization)
11 Penn Plaza,
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(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||AMCX||The||NASDAQ||Stock Market LLC|Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
In the first quarter of 2021, AMC Networks Inc. (the "Company" or "our") changed its presentation of operating segments, reflecting a reorganized operating structure focused on a multi-platform distribution approach to content monetization. The Company's streaming services and IFC Films, previously included in the International and Other segment, are now included within the Domestic Operations segment (formerly referred to as the National Networks segment). In addition, certain corporate overhead costs are no longer allocated to the operating segments.
The new reporting structure consists of the following two operating segments:
•Domestic Operations: Includes activities of our five national programming networks, our streaming services, our AMC Studios operation, IFC Films and AMC Broadcasting & Technology. Our national programming networks are AMC, WE tv, BBC AMERICA, IFC, and SundanceTV. Our streaming services consist of our targeted subscription streaming services (Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, and ALLBLK), AMC+ and other streaming initiatives. Our AMC Studios operation produces original programming for our programming networks and also licenses such programming worldwide. IFC Films is our film distribution business and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology is our technical services business, which primarily services most of the national programming networks.
•International and Other: Includes AMC Networks International ("AMCNI"), our international programming businesses consisting of a portfolio of channels around the world and 25/7 Media (formerly Levity), our production services business.
Exhibit 99.1 contains unaudited segment financial information for 2020 and 2019 under the new segment structure. The changes in the segment structure discussed above affect only the manner in which the results for the Company's operating segments were previously reported and have no impact on the Company's previously reported consolidated financial statements or results of operations.
The information contained in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 incorporated herein by reference, is furnished and shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
| ||AMC Networks Inc.|
|Date:||May 19, 2021|| ||By:||/s/ Christina Spade|
| ||Christina Spade|
| ||Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|