BT has confirmed that its exclusive AMC channel will launch on 28th August and will debut the much-anticipated Fear the Walking Dead a few days later on 31st August.
The channel, which is BT’s first foray into exclusive non-sports content, will be free to all BT TV customers and will automatically appear on their set top boxes.
In addition to the all-new Walking Dead spin-off, it will air acclaimed crime drama Rectify which stars Aden Young as Daniel Holden, a man released from jail after serving 19 years on Georgia’s Death Row before DNA evidence disputed the state’s original case.
Holden, who was only 18 when convicted and sentenced to die for the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, returns to his family and to his hometown where the murder occurred and where many still believe he is guilty.
The channel will also bring viewers a mix of top shows both from AMC and other leading producers, plus major titles from the world’s most popular film libraries.
“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 & 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,” commented 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.”