Levente Málnay

Levente Málnay

EVP/MD, AMC Networks International

Based in Budapest, Levente Málnay is EVP/MD of AMCNI Central and Northern Europe with oversight of the company’s regional portfolio of 13 brands.

He began with the company in 2009 overseeing management of the Central European portfolio, and led the channels through exponential growth driven by numerous regional launches across brands, among them flagship channels AMC and Minimax.

Promoted to Executive Vice President Central and Northern Europe in 2017, responsible for the management of 37 linear TV channels from Germany to Ukraine including pay TV channels Sport 1 and2, AMC in six languages, JimJam in over 40 countries and Spektrum Home FTA channels, providing quality television content to more than 45 million households.

Prior to AMCNI, Málnay produced the first ex-US original production for HBO – a stand-up comedy show in 1995 – and launched the first Hungarian music television station Z+ in 1997, which was acquired by VIVA in 2000. When VIVA was further sold to MTV Networks in 2003, he became VP, MTV Networks Emerging Markets.

Between 2006-2012, he was President of the Hungarian Electronic Media Association, and in 2003 he received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year “Emerging Entrepreneur” prize – the first time it was awarded in Hungary. Málnay is a graduate of ELTE Budapest and is an alumni of Harvard Business School.