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Founded February 1, 1996
Company AMC Networks
Notable Series All On The Line with Joe Zee
Brick City
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys
Former Names Sundance Channel

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R) and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world's most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination.

SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv.



Sundance is a specialty cable network that specializes in featuring critically acclaimed movies and independent films, as well as experimental projects from cutting-edge visionaries. The network was formed in 1996 as an offshoot of Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, with Viacom's Showtime Networks and NBC Universal serving as partial owners. In 2008 Cablevision bought full ownership of the network, making it a part of it's Rainbow Media family of TV assets. In 2011 Rainbow Media was spun off by its parent company and renamed AMC Networks.

Mainly airing feature films, Sundance Channel has also a history of producing a limited amount of documentary programming, and has broadcast several acclaimed imported scripted television series, including Australia's Kath & Kim, Brazil's City of Men, UK's Shameless, and others.

In 2004, Sundance aired its first scripted original miniseries, the four part event Tanner on Tanner directed by Robert Altman. A couple of years later the channel then slowly began increasing its original programming, resulting in the three-part Carlos in 2010, and the two-part Appropriate Adult in 2011.

In 2013, the channel premiered it first full length dramatic series; Jane Campion's Top of the Lake and Ray McKinnon's Rectify.


  • Program Listing: A complete listing of shows that aired new episodes on SundanceTV.

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