Josh Sapan
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AMC Networks


President / CEO

With a stellar history of prestige cable series ranging from “Breaking Bad” to “The Walking Dead,” Sapan orchestrates AMC Networks’ hit-delivering capabilities in a portfolio featuring AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV and WEtv. 2020 involved driving AMC’s subscription VOD offerings farther across the globe with Acorn TV and Shudder. He’s also leading AMC further into SVOD with AMC Plus and WEtv Plus while expanding IP with the acquisition of Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles,” “Lives of the Mayfair Witches” and other major works. AMC Networks’ future could be determined by consolidating trends, where it remains a prime candidate for acquisition by a larger entity interested in absorbing its content. In December, Sapan extended his contract with AMC two more years through the end of 2022.


  • AMC Networks
  • Cable Hall of Fame


  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (WI, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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