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MIPCOM: AMC streamers Shudder & Sundance Now to launch in Oz

AMC Networks is set to launch its streaming services Shudder and Sundance Now in Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2018.

AMC states that the move follows growing consumer demand for curated direct-to-consumer subscription services.

The expansion builds on both services subscribers in existing territories, which include the UK, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria.

“Our continued expansion of Shudder and Sundance Now speaks to our success in offering audiences exclusive and original content they can’t get anywhere else along with an unparalleled user experience,” said Paul Rehrig, executive VP of business development for AMC Networks.

“We look forward to introducing both services into these new markets as consumer demand for our curated streaming offerings continues to grow.”

Shudder targets fans of thriller, suspense and horror content. It has been steadily adding original series to its service such as Satan’s Slaves, directed by Joko Anwar.

Sundance Now, which builds on the legacy of Robert Redford’s Sundance brand, offers original and exclusive dramas and true crime series, alongside movies and documentaries. It has targeted viewers of high-end drama with titles such as Riviera (pictured) and Dead Lucky.

The service is priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 a year.