Some notable gaps in its programming, such as Into the Badlands, and an over-reliance on just two truly new shows means that for now BT’s AMC channel is an interesting but not essential addition to its TV offering.
Earlier this year the firm became the exclusive home of the UEFA Champions and Europa Cup leagues which it’s providing for free to any customer who adds BT TV to their broadband package.
Last year the broadband giant won the right to show its rival’s channels on its YouView platform but until today has only offered the Standard Definition (SD) versions, making the platform less attractive to sports fans keen to enjoy matches in the best possible picture quality.
Viewers will be able to catch-up with any shows they’ve missed for up to seven days after transmission and watch while any of the ten channels while they’re out and about.
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. The channel will also air acclaimed crime drama Rectify.