BT to launch AMC in the UK


Michelle Clancy

| 05 August 2015

Cable net AMC will launch in the UK for the first time on 28 August exclusively to BT customers, airing both Fear the Walking Dead and the acclaimed drama Rectify.

"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, MD at 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."

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 acclaimed films from the world's most popular film libraries.

"We're thrilled to partner with BT for the first-ever launch of AMC in the UK," said 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."

The 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.