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BT to launch AMC channel, snags ‘Walking Dead’ spin-off exclusive

BT has partnered with US TV network AMC to launch a new channel in the United Kingdom.

The TV channel will operate exclusively on BT’s paid TV platform, and will mark the first time AMC has been made available in Blighty.

What’s especially exciting is that BT has obtained exclusive rights to broadcast Fear the Walking Dead, the hotly anticipated Walking Dead spin-off series.

What’s more, the channel’s debut will coincide with the UK’s first airing of Fear the Walking Dead this September.

We’re delighted to be launching AMC for the first time in the UK, enabling our viewers to watch series such as ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ exclusively from BT,” said Delia Bushell, BT TV’s managing director.

Bushell continued: “We’re confident our viewers will enjoy AMC’s cinematic approach to storytelling and look forward to offering them an outstanding selection of TV series and films in the months ahead.”

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AMC is no small fry in the TV business either, having been responsible for big hitter shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men, as well as brain-munching zombie series The Walking Dead.

This move will help BT better compete with Sky, which already has its own US import channel Sky Atlantic. Programming at the rival service includes Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and Silicon Valley.

BT already has a strong offering with YouView, Netflix, and the fast-approaching BT Sport Ultra HD – Europe’s first 4K TV channel.

Will this new deal get you to switch to BT, or are you a staunch Sky loyalist? Let us know in the comments.

And if you can’t wait until September for Fear the Walking Dead, why not check out the show’s first teaser trailer below:

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