Fear the Walking Dead, the much-anticipated spin-off from AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead, will be available to Sky households – but only if they pay BT to watch it. Earlier this month BT announced it had bagged exclusive rights to a new channel showcasing AMC’s output, including Fear the Walking Dead, which it said would be “available exclusively to BT customers”.
AMC has released a second early look at Fear the Walking Dead, the highly anticipated companion series to hit drama The Walking Dead. As announced earlier this month, Fear the Walking Dead will get its UK premier this September when AMC launches in the UK under an exclusive multi-year deal with BT.
When it launches this summer, BT Sport Europe will be be the exclusive home of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.
The most asked question about BT’s new AMC channel is whether the channel is really exclusive to BT or is simply launching on its TV platform first, before arriving on the Virgin Media and Sky programme guides shortly after.
A raft of major new dramas are heading to BT’s TV service after the ISP struck a deal to become the exclusive UK home of AMC, the US cable network. AMC’s past hits include Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Walking Dead. Today’s deal means Fear the Walking Dead, a spin-off of the last of these, will premiere in the UK exclusively on BT TV.