AMC will launch in the UK for the first time on 28 August exclusively to BT customers. The channel, from international TV network AMC Global, will premiere new series Fear the Walking Dead, on Monday 31 August at 9:00pm. Drama Rectify will also premiere for the first time in the UK on the channel in September.
“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”, said Delia Bushell, managing director, BT TV and 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,” added 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 and films from AMC Networks in addition to series from other producers. The channel will be available for free to all BT TV customers.
Today’s news follows significant expansion for AMC since the company launched the brand for the first time outside North America late last year. AMC is now seen on subscription television platforms in over 125 countries and territories throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.