Charter adds AMC streaming services
November 1, 2019
AMC Networks has announced that Charter Communications will launch its full suite of subscription VoD services as well as AMC Premiere, the company’s premium ad-free version of its AMC channel, to Charter’s Spectrum customers in the US.
The launch of AMC Premiere, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and UMC will bring Spectrum customers access to a wide variety of exclusive and diverse AMC Networks content, including the Emmy-Award winning Killing Eve (AMC Premiere), Doc Martin (Acorn TV), Creepshow (Shudder), the Emmy Award-winning State of the Union (Sundance Now) and Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy (UMC). The services will be offered on the majority of Spectrum set-top boxes in the coming months.
The launch is part of a recent broader long-term agreement between the two companies that includes continued carriage of AMC Networks’ AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and BBC World News linear television networks as well as an extension of a previously announced co-production arrangement between the companies.
“We have great admiration for Charter and we’re proud of the productive and mutually beneficial partnership we have enjoyed for decades,” said Ed Carroll, AMC Networks COO. “As both of our businesses continue to evolve, we are very pleased to expand our relationship by enriching Charter’s offering with our targeted SVoD services. Much like our networks, our SVOD services serve passionate audiences with the content they love. We look forward to continuing to forge a new path with Charter, giving Spectrum customers access to our shows on whatever platform they choose.”
“We are pleased to be working with AMC Networks to offer our customers a diverse slate of additional SVoD options in the near future,” said Tom Montemagno, EVP, Programming Acquisition for Charter. “With partners like AMC Networks, we’re strategically enabling our customers to have greater control over the content they want, in one place through their Spectrum subscription, and with pricing flexibility to meet their needs.”
AMC Networks’ SVoD services have experienced substantial growth over the past year, with its Acorn TV service, North America’s largest and most popular streaming service for British and international television, recently surpassing the 1 million paid subscriber milestone. The growth has been driven by demand for acclaimed series Line of Duty, Agatha Raisin, Doc Martin, and Lucy Lawless in My Life is Murder.