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From the article:
"… AMC acquired The Walking Dead in 2010. Only this time, AMC didn’t negotiate with a studio, choosing instead to work directly with co-creator Robert Kirkman and his Skybound imprint, which publishes "The Walking Dead" comic books. AMC wanted to control production and distribution in order to earn income from licensing, syndication, and DVD, download, and Blu-ray sales. This was a prudent move, it turns out.
According to data supplied by S&P Capital IQ, AMC national networks’ revenue nearly doubled from $776.5 million in 2008 to $1.485 billion in 2013 and operating income more than doubled over the same period. Zombies were chewing up growth wherever they could find it.
Now AMC wants more, and that means owning more shows. Here’s what CEO Josh Sapan told analysts during last week’s second-quarter earnings call …”