Fear the Walking Dead

eOne confirms Canadian investor stake

Entertainment One has confirmed the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquire an approximate 17.9% stake in the firm from long-time shareholder Marwyn Asset Management. eOne and the CPPIB last week revealed the latter planned to pay £142.4 million (US$218.5 million) for almost a fifth of the UK-listed producer-distributor. eOne has today released a statement to […]

Fear launch spurs AMC to worldwide records

The launch of zombie drama Fear the Walking Dead on AMC Global channels internationally as spurred the pay TV channel to a number of record-breaking ratings, AMC Networks has claimed. Fear, a companion series to The Walking Dead, delivered 10.1 million total viewers on its US launch on Sunday (August 23), making it the most-watched […]

Fear the Walking Dead smashes cable records

The much-anticipated zombie drama Fear the Walking Dead has gone into the record books after delivering huge debut numbers. The 90-minute debut episode of the AMC show took 10.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched cable premiere in American television history in total numbers and all key demos, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals data. In […]

BT, AMC plots free Fear launch in UK

UK pay TV platform BT will make the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead available to all British viewers on its BT Showcase channel on Freeview. AMC launches on Friday (August 28) exclusively on BT TV, but the first episode of Fear, which launched in the US to record-breaking ratings yesterday, will debut on […]

Amazon scores Fear the Walking Dead

Amazon Prime Instant Video Germany has picked up the sought-after SVOD rights for upcoming zombie drama Fear the Walking Dead from distributor Entertainment One Television. The show debuts in the US and internationally on AMC and AMC Global, respectively, on Sunday (August 23) as a companion piece to US cable’s biggest show, The Walking Dead. […]

FX secures Fear the Walking Dead in Oz

Foxtel-operated pay channel FX has bought the upcoming zombie drama Fear the Walking Dead. The show will debut in Australia on Monday, August 24 at 1.30pm, with Foxtel pay TV subscribers with connected iQ set-top boxes or Foxtel Go ale to watch it via the Foxtel Anytime platform. In 2016, Fear will also launch on […]

BT makes Fear-inducing play

British telecoms firm BT Group has rocked the pay TV market in the UK over the past three years. The firm has taken on Sky and Virgin Media through its assault on sports – primarily football – rights. The next battleground could be exclusive programming. First capturing Premiere League rights to 38 games in 2012 […]

BBC America spurs AMC to Q2 growth

AMC Networks’ new stake in US cable channel BBC America allowed the cable channels group to record double-digital second quarter revenues, the firm has said. Q2 revenues grew 15.1%, or US$79 million, year-on-year to US$601 million following the US$200 million acquisition of a 49.9% stake in BBC Worldwide’s BBC America last year. Conversely, the absence […]

AMC acquires Rectify ahead of UK debut

AMC Networks International has confirmed is launching its AMC channel for the first time in the UK on August 28, exclusively via operator BT, and has bought drama Rectify ahead of the debut. AMC first revealed details of the exclusive carriage deal for its flagship channel in June, at the time targeting a September launch […]

AMC populates global nets with Humans

AMC has landed exclusive first-run rights to sci-fi drama Humans for its international channel feeds. AMC Global will run the 8x60mins first season in all territories (except the UK where it is on coproducer Channel 4) after a deal with distributor Endemol Shine International. The networks will also get the second season, which is planned […]