AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus.
AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
The network was once known as "American Movie Classics" and was initially established as a premium television channel, like HBO or Showtime, that aired classic movies uncut and without commercial interruption. It was made available on basic cable in 1987, but continued with the format until October 2002, when it became a more generalized movie channel. At this point, the network revised its stance on advertising and began inserting commercial breaks into movies aired on the network.
In 1996, the network produced its first original series, Remembering WENN, a dramedy about a fictional Pittsburgh radio station set in the 1940s. The series was well received by critics and was the foundation for future original series like Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Some have argued that the network is positioning itself as basic cable's answer to HBO by producing high quality, award-winning original programs.
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