AMC Global, the international AMC-branded television network, and BT have confirmed that AMC will launch in the UK for the first time on August 28th exclusively to BT customers. AMC from BT will premiere the highly anticipated new series, Fear the Walking Dead, on August 31st and acclaimed drama Rectify on September 1st.
“We’re delighted that our viewers will be able to experience the start of the zombie apocalypse when AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead debuts exclusively to BT customers”, says Delia Bushell, Managing Director, BT TV & BT Sport. “We’re only a few weeks away from one of television’s most compelling new dramas, and we’re looking forward to sharing AMC’s outstanding selection of series and films with our customers.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with BT for the first-ever launch of AMC in the UK,” says Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC and Sundance Channel Global. “There is a tremendous level of excitement around the debut of Fear the Walking Dead, and we’re looking forward to showcasing the series exclusively for UK audiences on AMC from BT. The network will also feature other dramas from AMC Networks including the acclaimed series Rectify from the producers of Breaking Bad to complement its line-up of popular movies.”
AMC from BT will showcase other soon to be announced dramas from AMC Networks in addition to series from other leading producers. The channel will also feature movies from leading studios.
The AMC from BT channel will be available for free to all BT TV customers. Customers do not need to take any action to receive the channel – it will automatically be added.
For BT, the channel launch represents another step forward in enhancing its television platform, BT TV. In recent months, BT TV has extended its content line-up by adding Netflix, Sky Sports 1&2 and a new BT Store service offering ‘Buy to Keep’ movies and TV box sets, including HBO titles such as Game of Thrones. On June 9, BT also announced another innovation first with its new BT TV Ultra HD box and BT Sport Ultra HD channel launched August 2.