Levente B. Málnay is SVP of AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe, responsible for the management and P/L of the company’s regional channel portfolio of 15 brands.
Levente B. Málnay started his career as a freelance sportscaster for Hungarian State Television. Joined pay movie channel HBO in 1991, produced the first stand-up comedy show in Hungary in 1995 for HBO. In 1997 – as MD – launched the first Hungarian music television station Z+, which got acquired by VIVA in 2000. When VIVA was further sold to MTV Networks in 2003, he became VP, MTV Networks Emerging Markets. In this role he developed MTV channel portfolio throughout Central Europe, including the launch of MTV Hungary and Comedy Central Hungary.
In 2003 he received Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year “Emerging Entrepreneur” prize – the first time it was awarded in Hungary.
Between 2006 and 2012 he acted as President of the Hungarian Electronic Media Association (“MEME” – the only local trade organization representing all leading TV companies).
Levente B. Málnay is a graduate of ELTE Budapest and an alumnus of Harvard Business School.