AMC just took the wraps off a new premium service that will be offered initially as an upgrade for Xfinity TV customers. Offered in partnership with Comcast, the ad-free service, AMC Premiere, will cost subscribers $4.99 a month.
“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 said in announcing Thursday’s soft launch of the service.
More content and features are expected to roll out over the summer.
Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, says in the announcement: “With AMC’s engagement at an all-time high, developing more options for viewers to connect with our content is a priority. 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.”
The announcement adds: “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.”
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