Why AMC Networks’ Post-Josh Sapan Future May Mean Acquisition | Analysis

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AMC Networks is comprised of a bundle of cable channels, just as many streaming services, and a few options for the future. The publicly traded company is about to be down one permanent president and CEO, however, as Josh Sapan transitions to executive vice chairman. So what will come of AMC Networks under interim CEO Matthew Blank — and beyond?

The smart money seems to be on acquisition. In the era of consolidation, a relatively small company (market cap: $2 billion) with an international presence, some intellectual property and a not-insignificant cable and streaming footprint seems ripe for the picking.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio

Tim Baysinger

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