Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Sweeney Brian

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
AMC Networks Inc. [ AMCX ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
AMC Networks Inc. Class A Common Stock 57,813,256.75(1) I(1) By Cablevision Systems Corporation and its subsidiaries(1)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
AMC Networks Inc. Class B Common Stock (2) (2) AMC Networks Inc. Class A Common Stock 13,534,418.25(2) (2) I(1) By Cablevision Systems Corporation and its subsidiaries(1)
Explanation of Responses:
1. The Reporting Person's spouse is a member of a "group" with respect to certain securities of Cablevision Systems Corporation ("CVC") for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. As such, the Reporting Person may be deemed to beneficially own Issuer shares held directly by CVC and its subsidiaries. The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of all shares of the Issuer beneficially owned or deemed to be beneficially owned by his spouse, including but not limited to any shares held directly by CVC and its subsidiaries, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that the Reporting Person is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
2. AMC Networks Inc. Class B Common Stock of the Issuer is convertible at the option of the holder share for share into AMC Networks Inc. Class A Common Stock of the Issuer.
Exhibit List: Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney
/s/ Anne G. Kelly, Attorney-in-fact for Brian G. Sweeney 06/30/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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Power of Attorney

Exhibit 24


KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: that I, Brian G. Sweeney, constitute and appoint Sean S. Sullivan and James G. Gallagher, each of them severally, as true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for me and in my name, place and stead, in any and all capacities to sign any Forms 3, 4 and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules thereunder (including any amendments or exhibits thereto and other forms and reports) that I may be required to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a result of my ownership or transactions in securities of AMC Networks Inc., granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing required and necessary to be done in and about the foregoing as fully for all intents and purposes as I might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or their or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. I acknowledge that the attorneys-in-fact and agents, each serving in such capacity as requested herein, are not assuming, nor is AMC Networks Inc. assuming, any of the responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. This power of attorney is not intended to, and does not, revoke, or in any way affect, any prior power of attorney that I have executed.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until I no longer am required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect to my holdings of and transactions in securities issued by AMC Networks Inc., unless earlier revoked by me in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto signed my name on the 23rd day of June, 2011.


/s/ Brian G. Sweeney
Brian G. Sweeney