July 30 AMC Networks Inc is in talks to
take a minority stake in BBC America, the Wall Street Journal on
Wednesday cited people familiar with the matter as saying, in a
deal that will team two smaller production houses known for
AMC, known for "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead," and
BBC America have been in talks for several months, the paper
cited the unidentified sources as saying.
Under a deal being discussed, AMC would represent BBC
America in distribution negotiations with pay-TV operators, the
Journal cited one of the people as saying, giving BBC America
the chance to increase its presence in U.S. households and raise
the fee it receives from operators.
BBC America's shows include "Doctor Who" and "Orphan Black."
AMC and BBC America were not immediately available for
(Reporting by San Francisco newsroom; Editing by Mohammad