Fear the Walking Dead


Exclusive AMC deal bolsters BT subs

BT added 60,000 UK television customers in the quarter to June, taking its total to 1.2 million, in part thanks to the exclusive capture of Fear the Walking Dead channel AMC. This was BT TV’s best performance since the launch of BT Sport, which the company said reflected improvements made to the TV service including […]

Global simulcast for Fear the Walking Dead

The Walking Dead spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead will go out on the international AMC channels simultaneously, and at the same time around the world as on AMC in the US on August 23. The global simulcast will see the show screened around the world on AMC Global at 9pm eastern time, ahead of […]

AMC restructures production for studio

AMC is restructuring its in-house studio unit under Rick Olshansky and Stefan Reinhardt. The pair will led AMC Studios, with a remit to increase the amount of programming AMC Networks owns from its network. The US-based pay TV group has produced recent series such as Fear the Walking Dead (pictured) and Into the Badlands through AMC […]

Collier names AMC, SundanceTV top team

Charlie Collier has laid out his top level management team at US cable channels AMC and SundanceTV. Collier was recently named president and general manager of both AMC Networks channels, and has now elevated Joel Stillerman and Jan Diedrichsen to top posts. The news comes two months after AMC boss Collier replaced Sarah Barnett as […]

AMC debuts in UK with Fear the Walking Dead

AMC Networks International is launching flagship channel AMC in the UK for the first time, and will launch the upcoming Fear the Walking Dead (pictured) exclusively on the net. AMCNI has signed an exclusive carriage deal with telco BT’s service, BT TV service, to debut AMC in September. The AMC channel in the US is […]

AMC ties down Walking Dead creator

US cable group AMC Networks has inked an exclusive pact with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The multiyear agreement comes after zombie drama The Walking Dead ascended to the top of the all-time non-sports cable ratings list in the US and became a worldwide smash. The new deal sees Kirkman continuing as executive producer […]

eOne hires AMC exec for new division

Canada-based Entertainment One has launched a global business and legal affairs division, with AMC Networks content executive Marci Wiseman hired to run it. To this point, Wiseman has been executive in charge of owned content strategy and distribution at Walking Dead channels group AMCN, and was also head of business affairs for five years. She […]

Hulu bags ‘major’ AMC drama output deal

American on-demand service Hulu has bagged a pair of major deals, one with AMC Networks. The deal will see current and future AMCN scripted drama and comedy series from AMC, IFC, BBC America, SundanceTV and WE tv going out exclusively on Hulu. The series, which include much-anticipated zombie apocalypse drama Fear the Walking, will be […]

AMC eyes international Sundance originals

Indie content channel Sundance Global is looking at making original drama for the first time. The international version of SundanceTV, part of the AMC Networks group, has programming from its US counterpart as well as acquired indie films, drama and docs. Moving forward, original international drama could be part of the plan. “We are intrigued […]

AMC Global takes eOne’s Badlands

AMC will have first-window rights to upcoming US martial arts drama Into the Badlands. The show is being produced by AMC Studios for the AMC channel in the US. Entertainment One sells AMC’s drama internationally and the global AMC channels have now bought it for their services. The 6x1hr show will go out on AMC […]