London / New York – AMC Global, the international AMC-branded television network, and BT announced that AMC will launch in the UK for the first time on 28 August exclusively to BT customers. AMC from BT will showcase other soon to be announced dramas from AMC Networks in addition to series from other leading producers. The channel will also feature acclaimed films from the world’s most popular film libraries.

AMC from BT will premiere this summer’s most anticipated new series, Fear the Walking Dead, on 31 August. The acclaimed drama Rectify will premiere for the first time in the UK on 1 September.

“We’re delighted that our viewers will be able to experience the start of the zombie apocalypse when AMC’s ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ debuts exclusively to BT customers”, says Delia Bushell, Managing Director, BT TV & BT Sport. “We’re only a few weeks away from one of television’s most compelling new dramas, and we’re looking forward to sharing AMC’s outstanding selection of series and films with our customers.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with BT for the first-ever launch of AMC in the UK,” says Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC and Sundance Channel Global. “There is a tremendous level of excitement around the debut of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’, and we’re looking forward to showcasing the series exclusively for UK audiences on AMC from BT. The network will also feature other dramas from AMC Networks including the acclaimed series ‘Rectify’ from the producers of ‘Breaking Bad’ to complement its line-up of popular movies.”