BT has revealed it will make the first episode of AMC’s The Terror available to watch for for free on YouTube. Viewers can watch the opening instalment of the thriller on YouTube for 24 hours from 00:01am on April 24th.
BT says it is the first time a pay-TV show has launched in the UK on YouTube before it has been broadcast on television.
Tony Singh, Content Director at BT TV, commented: “We’re hugely excited about The Terror, with a stellar British cast and absolutely thrilling production that will have you hopping from the edge of your seat to behind your sofa,Just like Sir John Franklin, BT likes to break new ground and we are delighted to partner with our friends at YouTube to take the first episode of The Terror to everyone in the UK.
Richard Lewis, Manager of Entertainment Content Partnerships, YouTube, added: “YouTube is committed to working with partners to boost discovery and viewership of their content in fresh and innovate ways. We are delighted to partner with BT in bringing a show as prestigious as The Terror to YouTube for free for people across the UK to enjoy.”
Inspired by a true story, The Terror centres on the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into uncharted territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. The series stars Jared Harris (Mad Men) Tobias Menzies and Ciarán Hinds (both Game of Thrones).
The first episode will be shown on BT’s YouTube channel.