BT has downplayed suggestions that it’s in talks with rival pay-TV firm Virgin Media over a carriage deal for its new AMC channel.
Launched in partnership with the US broadcaster of the same name, AMC will be the UK home of Fear the Walking Dead, the much-anticipated spin-off of global hit The Walking Dead.
The channel will also 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.
BT has repeatedly said the new channel will be exclusive to its customers, including those who use its BT TV service and Sky viewers who pay BT to watch its bundle of sports channels.
In recent days there’s been increased speculation that the channel will be added Virgin Media’s channel line-up, possibly as part of its top-tier XL pack of channels.
Asked whether the rumours had any substance, a BT spokesperson said: “There are no conversations ongoing between BT and Virgin re the carriage of the AMC channel.”
However the wording of BT’s statement doesn’t preclude the possibility of the two firms having already struck an unannounced deal.