BT is giving viewers the chance to watch the first episode of AMC’s thriller The Terror for free, on YouTube next week.
It marks the first time a pay-TV show has launched in the UK on YouTube before it has been broadcast on television.
The first episode of the drama series will be available to watch on YouTube for 24 hours from 00:01am on 24th April for anyone in the UK, with a double episode also available for free on the AMC channel.
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. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction.
“We’re hugely excited about The Terror,” said Tony Singh, content director at BT TV. “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.”
The first episode will be shown on BT’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/bt.