On the heels of services like CBS’s CBS All-Access and HBO’s HBO Go, AMC is now getting their hand in the pot with an on-demand service.
Comcast and AMC announced an upgrade option for the channel called AMC Premiere, which will “initially” be available to Xfinity TV customers for a “premium expression” of the network.
The service isn’t just offering ad-free versions of AMC shows. It will host original and curated content for AMC Premiere, which will have a slate of programming to complement current shows, prior seasons of other original series, trailers, teasers, bonus episodes, exclusive cast and crew interviews and much more.
“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. We’re excited to make AMC Premiere an available option for Xfinity TV customers, as we continue to build deeper relationships with fan communities across all of our programming and platforms,” said Charlie Collier, President of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.
Since AMC has noted that the service will just be “initially” for Xfinity customers, more than likely it will be widely available at some point. Will AMC join the ranks of services like the previously-mentioned CBS All-Access, and offer original content and series that will solely be available on the premium service? It could be headed that way.
Nonetheless, this shows how the distribution of television content is changing, and networks such as AMC are having to adapt.