Josh Sapan
United States

AMC Networks


President / CEO

As CEO of AMC Networks since 1995, Sapan has grown the company’s cable portfolio to include AMC, IFC, Sundance TV, We TV and BBC America. Gambles such as “The Walking Dead,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” paid off in ratings, acclaim and awards while rebranding the former American Movie Classics into a go-to for original drama. Then he used the lessons he learned from repositioning mothership AMC to help the other channels redefine their brands, with mission accomplished apparent in IFC’s “Portlandia” and “Documentary Now!” and BBC America’s “Killing Eve.” Where Sapan also succeeded is in running AMC Networks as more than discrete channels but rather a content-focused whole ready to adapt to new distribution and expansion models.


  • Bravo Media
  • AMC Networks
  • Cable Hall of Fame


  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (WI, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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AMC Networks Chief Josh Sapan Talks International Growth, 'Killing Eve' and 'Precious' Content

AMC Networks Chief Josh Sapan Talks International Growth, 'Killing Eve' and 'Precious' Content

CANNES -- AMC Networks has tripled in size during the past few years since it began expanding overseas with international channels and a revved-up studio operation. But the company has worked hard to maintain its focus on quality over quantity, AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan told the Mipcom audience on Tuesday."We've always believed that content is precious and storytelling can't be compromised," Sapan said during his keynote address at the international TV sales conference.The conversation among Sapan, "Fear the Walking...


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