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
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan Sets New Two-Year Contract

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan Sets New Two-Year Contract

AMC Networks president-CEO Josh Sapan has a set a new contract to remain at the helm of the company through the end of 2022.Sapan has headed AMC Networks since its inception in 2011, when the company was spun out from Cablevision. AMC is home to a clutch of prominent cable channels -- including AMC, SundanceTV and BBC America -- but it is increasingly embracing niche streaming services amid the broader changes in the pay TV landscape.Sapan's base salary of $2...


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