The channel, with has the official service name "AMC from BT", will premiere new drama, Fear the Walking Dead, on Monday 31st 9:00 pm. The acclaimed drama Rectify will premiere for the first time in the UK a day later on Tuesday 1st September at 9:00 pm.
The AMC from BT channel will be available for free to all BT TV customers.
A standard definition test feed on satellite was activated yesterday, where the channel will be available on Sky to those who subscribe to BT Sport via BT.
BT TV / YouView
On YouView, the channel will automatically appear on BT's TV service. BT customers have been advised that the AMC channel requires a "minimum line speed to watch the live channel on BT TV". Those that have a slow line speed "will get access to video-on-demand content only."
Delia Bushell, Managing Director, BT TV & BT Sport said:
“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”, says “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.”Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC and Sundance Channel Global said:
“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. The network will also feature other dramas from AMC Networks including the acclaimed series ‘Rectify’ from the producers of ‘Breaking Bad’ to complement its line-up of popular movies.”