AMC launches new programming and premieres for BT TV
| 25 August 2015
Hot on the heels of capturing the next Ashes cricket from Australia, BT is now celebrating a hugely significant addition to its entertainment portfolio with new programming and premieres from AMC Global.
105The move is designed to coincide with the exclusive launch of the content giant's programmes on BT TV on 28 August and will see AMC from BT feature programming from Icon Film Distribution, Lionsgate, Miramax, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Television.
From launch on 28 August, AMC will be the exclusive home of this summer's most anticipated new series, Fear the Walking Dead, a companion series to global hit, The Walking Dead, the leading show on US TV among adults 18-49.
AMC from BT will also feature the exclusive UK television premieres of top films, including Only
God Forgives starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas on 29 August. Two of the most acclaimed original AMC series, Breaking Bad and Mad Men, will also be seen on the channel in the UK as part of agreements with Sony Pictures Television and Lionsgate respectively, alongside popular movies and series from both distributors. All seven seasons of Mad Men will debut with a special double bill with a new episode following each Sunday.
AMC from BT will also showcase the first window premieres of original series Cleaners acquired from Sony Pictures Television and two seasons of Manhattan from Lionsgate as well as eight seasons of the comedy-drama Weeds.
"BT customers will soon have exclusive access to some of the most anticipated new original series and movies as part of AMC's launch later this week," says Delia Bushell, MD BT TV & BT Sport. "We're looking forward to showcasing the most compelling new content from one of the world's most celebrated TV channels for audiences in the months ahead."
"We're excited to offer audiences a terrific line-up of exclusive original series and films on AMC as part of our first-ever launch in the UK in partnership with BT," added Bruce Tuchman, president of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global. "Combined with the first window UK premieres of Fear the Walking Dead and Rectify, AMC will offer an unparalleled selection of programming that will appeal to a wide range of adult audiences."