PHILADELPHIA & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast and AMC today announced a new upgrade option available initially to Xfinity TV customers offering an on demand premium expression of the network. Fans of hit shows like AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and “Into the Badlands” will have the opportunity to upgrade to AMC Premiere and enjoy a variety of premium content and experiences including ad-free versions of new episodes of current season shows at the same time as the live broadcast, in addition to an array of exclusive and first-look content and curated movies. AMC Premiere will soft launch today, with more content and features rolling out over the summer.
“With AMC’s engagement at an all-time high, developing more options for viewers to connect with our content is a priority,” said Charlie Collier, President of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Tens of millions of existing viewers watch our shows through the cable ecosystem, so partnering with Comcast gives us a great opportunity to launch this new idea at scale. We’re excited to make AMC Premiere an available option for Xfinity TV customers, as we continue to build deeper relationships with fan communities across all of our programming and platforms.”
In addition to ad-free versions of stacked current seasons of original series available in real-time, AMC Premiere will be updated with enhancements like original content created specifically and exclusively for AMC Premiere, a curated and continually refreshed slate of movies specifically chosen to complement current in-season programming, some prior seasons of original series, first looks at series teasers and trailers, uncut and bonus scenes and episodes, exclusive interviews with casts and showrunners and more.
“We are always looking for new content and innovative experiences to offer our customers that will continually add value to their Xfinity TV subscription,” said Matt Strauss, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Video and Entertainment Services. “AMC Premiere is a great example of the new and innovative ways programmers can go to market with content and provide viewers with even more choice in how, when and where they access and engage with the network. We are excited to partner with AMC to deliver this first-of-its-kind experience to our customers.”
Xfinity TV customers can access AMC Premiere through Xfinity set-top boxes and the Xfinity Stream website and mobile app. Availability on AMC apps and AMC.com will roll out over the coming months.
Available to existing AMC subscribers, Xfinity TV customers can add AMC Premiere to their video package for $4.99 per month. Additional information on AMC Premiere is available at www.amcpremiere.com.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable-history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Humans,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “The Night Manager,” “Preacher,” “The Son” and the forthcoming “The Terror,” “Lodge 49,” “Loaded” and “McMafia.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “Talking with Chris Hardwick,” “The Making of The Mob,” “Comic Book Men,” “Ride with Norman Reedus” and “The American West.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.