AMC Networks International (AMCNI) has announced today the promotion of Patrick Connolly to Senior Vice President of Programming for AMC / SundanceTV Global.
Currently Vice President of Programming and Scheduling, AMC / SundanceTV Global, in has new role Connolly will be responsible for acquisitions, planning, global strategy and scheduling of linear and VOD programming, as well as promotion planning and on-air creative for AMC Global and SundanceTV Global.
He’ll also serve as executive producer of all film festival coverage for SundanceTV Global.
In this position, Connolly will oversee research directives to provide improved global context for AMC Global and SundanceTV Global programming initiatives. He will help lead the global AMCNI teams in working with other company business units to optimize synergies, and leverage opportunities with acquisitions and co-productions across all platforms.
In addition, he will work with other business units to help explore and incorporate innovations, technologies and new platforms to provide additional value to partners and increase ratings and revenue streams.
“Patrick is a seasoned and talented veteran of the global television industry with expertise in programming acquisitions, planning and production across multiple genres,” commented Harold Gronenthal, Executive Vice President, Programming and Operations, AMCNI.
“This promotion recognizes his many contributions over the years and positions the company for even stronger growth in offering international audiences acclaimed linear and VOD content across AMC and SundanceTV Global.”